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Black-collared Barbet

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Photo by rudydbn Illovo Glen KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, July 2005
Photo by rudydbn
Illovo Glen KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, July 2005
Lybius torquatus

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[edit] Identification

17ยท5โ€“19 cm

  • Red head and throat
  • Brown back
  • Black bill and legs
  • Red eyes

[edit] Distribution

Africa: As far north as Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Kenya and south to South Africa.

JuvenilePhoto by louisdupPort Elizabeth, South Africa, 2006
Juvenile
Photo by louisdup
Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 2006

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

Lybius torquatus has seven subspecies[1]:

  • L. t. pumilio:
  • L. t. irroratus:
  • L. t. zombae:
  • L. t. congicus:
  • L. t. vivacens:
  • L. t. bocagei:
  • L. t. torquatus:

[edit] Habitat

Open woodlands, gardens and pastures.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Feeds mainly on fruit and berries, including grapes, guavas and figs and insects.

[edit] Breeding

Nests in a hole, usually excavated in the dead trunk or branch of a tree. Parasitised by Lesser Honeyguide.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. BirdsinSA
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2015)

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