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Black Collared Barbet

The Black Collared Barbet or Lybius torquatus is a fairly large member of the barbet family. It has a bright red face and neck with a black border towards the chest. The juveniles have dark brown heads and throat with orange and red streaks. It is a common resident in gardens, forests and woodlands. Females will typically lay 2-5 eggs. Their diets consist mainly of fruit, but will eat insects and nectar. The Afrikaans name for this is the Rooikophoutkapper.

Black Collared Barbet