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Africa’s Barbets

10,000 Birds

Barbets are a group of medium sized, chunky, generally colorful, frugivorous, hole-nesting near-passerines, that are popular targets for anyone birding in the tropics. Benson to collect birds. They nest in colonies that sometimes number hundreds of birds, who excavate dozens of holes into the trunks of dead rainforest trees. Another isolated population of White-headed is separated as a Chaplin’s Barbet , Zambia’s only endemic bird. Birds African birding Barbets