Yellow-breasted Barbet Trachyphonus margaritatus
Yellow-breasted Barbet, Bilen, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image

January 2016

The Yellow-breasted Barbet is distributed in a band across Africa south of the Sahara from eastern Mauritania to Somalia. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in dry thornbush and wooded grassland with termite mounds available for nest burrows.

Yellow-breasted Barbet, Melka Gebdu Track, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image It is similar to the Red-and-yellow Barbet T. erythrocephalus but lacks the white ear patch and the red on the face.

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