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289712196_453498cf10.jpg?v=0 (164531 bytes) Acacia Pied barbet Alternate name
Tricholaema leucomelas Scientific name 
Piciformes                     Order
Lybiidae                  Family   
17-18cm Length
Dry savanna, shrubland, dessert, plantations & gardens in: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Habitat-Altitude-Range
2-4 white eggs incubation and care by both parents. Incubation 14-15 days fledging 35 days Clutch  
Fruit, nectar, seed pods, suet and fat. Food   Diet
Usually singly or in pairs. Habits
798 World Number

Least Concern


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wpe22.jpg (3339 bytes) Embedded sound Acacia Pied Barbet Song (Tricholaema leucomelas)
Patrik ?erg XC28603
23-12-2006, South Africa
264206328_d99f46899a.jpg?v=0 (134854 bytes) Acacia Pied Barbet, Erongo Wilderness Lodge

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