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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Piciformes
Family:Capitonidae
Genus:Trachyphonus
Genus species:Trachyphonus vaillantii

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:24 cm
Weight:72 g
Habitat:Tree savannas, woodlands, riverines
Diet:Omnivore: insects, fruit
Reproduction:This is a monogamous bird species. One to five eggs are laid in a tree hole sometime between September and December. Incubation lasts 13-17 days, after which both parents help care for the hatchlings. The chicks fledge by 31 days of age. A pair of barbets can have up to five broods in a season.
These birds are usually found alone or in pairs.
Behavior:Crested barbets are highly territorial and can be very aggressive to other birds within their territory.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Africa Date:1981-08 Subjects:perching birds
Crested barbet
Levaillant's barbet
Capitonidae
Piciformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata