Bearded Barbet Lybius dubius

Bearded Barbet
Bearded Barbet
The clown-faced Bearded Barbet comes from West Africa. Not sure why its scientific name is "dubious."
Bearded Barbet
Bearded Barbet
Bearded Barbet
The beard -- two in fact: the shiny black bristles which give its name and the scarlet Santa beard.
Bearded Barbet
Bearded Barbet
Bearded Barbet
The beak -- they are related to Toucans.
Bearded Barbet
Bearded Barbets
Bearded Barbet
Male and female have similar plumage.