adult; no sexual dimorphism (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Acacia Pied Barbet
Tricholaema leucomelas

Native Range: Africa

Notes: true to its name, typically found in acacia woodlands and arid savannas of southern Afriica; closely related to several other "pied" barbet species elsewhere on the African continent.

red forehead; black-and-white striped head (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

black-and-white checkered back (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

hints of yellow on wings, back, and eyebrow (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

short stubby tail; large bill (South Africa; 2007-06-30)