Lybius torquatus   Black-collared Barbet  Rooikophoutkapper
Black-collared Barbet
Modimolle, May 2019

A breeding resident. Common. It is the most frequently encountered barbet in the Waterberg, found in all woodland types; it is much less common in the surrounding thorn savanna (67% in, 33% out, and recorded in 94% of the Waterberg pentads). Pairs are territorial year-round, remaining in family groups through the winter after breeding, and its presence is usually detected from the characteristic duetting (“two-puddly”) call. Breeds in summer and a frequent host of the Lesser Honeyguide.
Black-collared Barbet Waterberg distribution
Black-collared Barbet
BelaBela, Aug 2020

Rare xanthochroic form above
Black-collared Barbet
Modimolle, Aug 2017

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