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Published: 16 Oct 2017

Kuifkophoutkapper/Crested Barbet

Die Kuifkophoutkapper (Trachyphonus vaillantii) is ‘n voël wat aan die familie van Afrika-houtkappers (Lybiidae) behoort. Hulle kom in oop savannes in Afrika suid van die Sahara voor. In Engels staan die spesie as die Crested Barbet bekend.

Die spesie kan maklik aan hul dik snawel en kleurvolle vere uitgeken word. Hierdie klein voëltjie het ‘n geel en rooi gesig met ‘n klein swart kuifie. Die pens is geel met rooi spikkels, die vlerke is swart met wit spikkels en dit het ‘n breë swart band op die nek.

The crested barbet (Trachyphonus vaillantii) (‘trachys’=rough, ‘phone’=voice, sound’) is a sub-Saharan bird in the Lybiidae family. Its specific name commemorates François Levaillant, a famed French naturalist.  With its thick bill and very colourful plumage the crested barbet is unmistakable. This small bird has a speckled yellow and red face with a small black crest. The belly is yellow with red speckles, wings are black with white specks and it has a broad black band on its neck. Yellow head and body with black and white feathers, red markings on end of body, its colour blends well in the bush. They have a distinct trill.

Published: 16 Oct 2017

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