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


17·5–19 cm

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


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

Photo by louisdup
Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 2006



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:


Open woodlands, gardens and pastures.



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


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


  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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