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Published: 13 Oct 2017

Rooikophoutkapper/Black-collared Barbet

Die Rooikophoutkapper (Lybius torquatus) is een van die houtkappers wat die volopste in Afrika is, en kom voor vanaf die Demokratiese Republiek van die Kongo en Kenia tot in Suid-Afrika. In Engels staan die voël bekend as die Black-collared barbet.  Die rooikophoutkapper is een van vele duetspesies in die Lybius genus en uiter gereeld duette in sy dag-tot-dag lewe. Daar word geen sang op sy eie, deur net een lid van die spesie, gemaak nie.[2]Die repertoire van die duette wissel ook nie veel nie. [3] Hierdie spesie word geredelik herken aan sy harde duet, wat klink soos “too-puddly! too-puddly! too-puddly!” of “too-doodle! too-doodle!”[2]…. vergesel van ‘n vlerkgeklap. Benewens die vlerkgeklap, draai die voëls in die paar na mekaar terwyl hulle fluit, en leun vorentoe terwyl plegtig voor mekaar gebuig word. Hierdie voël gee ‘n verskeidenheid van roepe, insluitende sy grommende waarskuwingsroep en skril, harde gegons. Die gromgeluid kan die inisiëring van die duet wees.

The black-collared barbet (Lybius torquatus) is a species of bird in the family Lybiidae. It is found in Sub-Saharan Africa through AngolaBotswanaBurundiDemocratic Republic of the CongoKenyaLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaRwandaSouth AfricaSwazilandTanzaniaUgandaZambia, and Zimbabwe.  The black-collared barbet usually is about 20–25 cm long, plump-looking and has a large head. It also has the heavy bill fringed with bristles that is characteristic of the Lybius genus.[2] This barbet has a very obvious black collar and head which gives reference to its name. It also has a fire-engine red coloring around the eyes and beak.[3] It has morphologically variable coloring because there is a replacement of a red head with a black head. It also has a more intense color and is larger than other barbets. This bird is also sexually monomorphic, which means that there is generally no phenotypic difference between the males and females of this species. The morphology, size and behavior are basically the same.

Published: 13 Oct 2017

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