Red-fronted Barbet

Tricholaema diademata

Red-fronted Barbet, Tricholaema diademata, photo © by Michael Plagens

Near Lake Elementaita, Nakuru County, Kenya. Dec. 2017.

These active birds are may be found in trees with ripening fruit such as guavas or else those where insects abound. Mid elevations in the Rift Valley. The barbets get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills.

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 21 Dec. 2018.