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Acacia pied barbet

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Kingdom  Animalia
Genus  Tricholaema
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
Family  Lybiidae
Scientific name  Tricholaema leucomelas
Higher classification  Tricholaema
Order  Piciformes
Acacia pied barbet Acacia Pied Barbet Bird amp Wildlife Photography by Richard and
Similar  Tricholaema, Lybiidae, Black‑collared barbet, Crested barbet, Yellow‑fronted tinkerbird

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The acacia pied barbet or pied barbet (Tricholaema leucomelas) is a species of bird in the family Lybiidae.


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Acacia pied barbet Acacia Pied Barbet Bird amp Wildlife Photography by Richard and

It has a black-and-white striped head with a red forehead and yellow colouring above the eyes. It has a black bib under the chin, with a white breast and underparts.

Distribution and habitat

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It primarily inhabits semi-arid savanna, as well as grassland, fynbos, agricultural areas and urban gardens, where it did not inhabit previously. With the introduction of alien vegetation, especially Acacia species from Australia, to regions bordering its original range, this species has been able to expand its range to these otherwise unreachable areas.

It is found in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.


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Like most other barbets, the acacia pied barbet drills holes into dead wood to create cavity nests, like a woodpecker. It lays two to four eggs from August to April, and both sexes incubate the eggs.

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The acacia pied barbet has been observed taking fruit from various trees and shrubs, such as Ficus, Rhus and Phoenix reclinata, as well as Aloe nectar and insects.


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