Africa’s Barbets

10,000 Birds

The Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui is a rainforest species, named for Frenchman Paul Du Chaillu who was the first explorer to venture inland from Gabon into Africa’s vast lowland forest bloc. He discovered numerous new species for science including this barbet and was the first person to confirm the existence of both Gorillas and Pygmies. The Yellow-spotted Barbet was discovered and named for Frenchman Paul Du Chaillu during an expedition into the forests of Gabon.