CRESTED BARBET

(Trachyphonus vaillantii)

Also known as Levaillant's Barbet (H)

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Roberts VI / VII 473 / 69
Clements 2000 101.0650
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 96-77
A medium bird (23 to 24 cm), found from southern Africa to Angola, Zaire and Tanzania. It is a common resident of the central, eastern and northern parts of southern Africa. It is usually solitary and inhabits thornveld, thickets in woodlands and gardens.  It eats insects, worms and fruit.

List of Stamps showing Crested Barbet

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Botswana 0232 0031 1967 R1
Central African Republic     2000 390f
Zimbabwe 1153   2005 Std R