Red and Yellow Barbet

Trachyphonus erythrocephalus

All members of a small family group of red and yellow barbets help feed and raise the young. To defend their territory, the dominant breeding pair sings a synchronized duet, which sounds like a repeating “red’n yell-ow”. They will also mob hawks or other intruders.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Wings of the World
lengthLength: Up to 9 in
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 3 yrs
habitatHabitat: Woodland and savanna
dietDiet: Fruit, seeds, insects, and other small animals