Friday is here and that means we are going to meet a feathery friend today! Let’s head out in the grasslands of East Africa and see if we can find a very cute little bird! Grab your binoculars and let’s go!

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d arnaud's barbet   Range/Habitat: East Africa/ grasslands

   Diet: Omnivore: insects, fruits, seeds

   Length/Weight: 8”/ 1 oz

   Conservation Status: common



Fun Facts:

  • D’Arnuad’s Barbets spend most of their time on the ground.
  • They have yellow-orange-black speckled feathers.
  • D’Arnaud’s barbets are highly social.
  • D’Arnaud’s barbets live in pairs or small family groups.
  • Breeding pairs sing duets and defend their territories with those songs.
  • They nest on the ground.

We just love these adorable little birds with the funny name. We wish we could discover a bird and name them after us! What would name a bird if you discovered it?

d arnaud's barbet2   d arnaud's barbet3




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2 thoughts on “FEATHERY FRIDAY # 61

  1. That bird is speckled just like me! If I discovered a bird, I’d name it Cupcake’s Barbet! 🙂

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