D’Arnaud’s Barbet, also known as Trachyphonus Darnaudil in Latin, can be found in the beautiful continent of Africa. This bird belongs to the barbet family, which is a type of near passerine bird that is commonly found in tropical regions all over the world, along with toucans. The name “barbet” comes from the bristles that line the thick bills of these birds.
Barbets can be found in both high and low areas, and they can grow up to 8 inches tall. They create a tunnel that is roughly 2-3 feet long leading to their nest located on the ground. As part of their courtship process, male and female barbets engage in an adorable dance that involves bobbing, weaving, twitching, and singing.