Barbet

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Barbet
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Piciformes
Family:Capitonidae
Genera

Psilopogon
Megalaima
Calorhamphus
Gymnobucco
Stactolaema
Pogoniulus
Buccanodon
Tricholaema
Lybius
Trachyphonus
Capito
Semnornis
Eubucco
Semnornis

Barbets are near passerine birds of the order Piciformes. They have a world-wide tropical distribution, but the greatest number of species is found in Africa.

The barbets are plump birds, with short necks and large heads. They get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills. Most species are brightly coloured.

These are arboreal birds which nest in tree holes, laying 2-4 eggs. They eat fruit and insects. These birds do not migrate.


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