Red and Yellow Barbet Trachyphonus erythrocephalus

Red and Yellow Barbet
Red and Yellow Barbet
The Red and Yellow Barbet, a striking bird in red and yellow with black and white polka dots and stripes comes from East Africa, from southeastern Sudan to notheastern Tanzania. It has a red beak and face, white ear and yellow nape with black feather ends; a lemon yellow body, black and white spotted wings and a barred tail. The male (above/below left) has a black cap, black throat patch and mainly pale yellow chest. The female (above/below right) is more colourful, with a black-dotted red head, no black throat patch and a red chest bordered with yellow.
Red and Yellow Barbet male
Red and Yellow Barbet female
Apart from their red and yellow colouring, their call is said to sound like "red and yellow" repeated.
Red and Yellow Barbet
Red and Yellow Barbet
Red and Yellow Barbet
They tunnel a nest chamber into banks and termite mounds where both parents and young helpers incubate the eggs.
Red and Yellow Barbet
Red and Yellow Barbet
Red and Yellow Barbet