D'Arnaud's Barbet

Trachyphonus darnaudii

D'Arnaud's Barbet, Trachyphonus darnaudii, photo © by Michael Plagens

Sego Safari Lodge, upper Kerio Valley, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Kenya. Dec. 2015.

From Wikipedia: The barbets get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills.

A duet and dance performed by pairs is, for people, very entertaining!

Lybiidae -- Barbet Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, created 25 March 2015,
updated 3 Feb. 2016.