The Yellow-Spotted Barbet
Buccanodon duchaillui

If you're planning a birding Safari at the end your next business trip to Africa,plan to enjoy the Yellow-Spotted Barbet.

This Uganda Bird is a black barbet with yellow streaking on the breast and a red forehead.

The yellow-spotted barbet is a bird species in the monotypic genus buccanodon.

This bird belongs to the African barbet family ( lybiidae),which was formerly included in the capitonidae and is sometimes in the rampastidae families.

In this section of the Uganda Birding Safari Guide we share with you information about Yellow-Spotted Barbets in Uganda in order to make your Bird watching tour to Africa even more rewarding.

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Where to find the Yellow-Spotted Barbet in Uganda

You will commonly find Yellow-Spotted Barbets in singles and small groups residing in woodland and forests of Africa.

The birds are very active in the canopy and around fruiting trees, often in mixed species flocks from 1150-2400 meters.

On your birding tour to Uganda you will easily watch these birds in Kibale and Mabira forests.

How you will know that you've seen a Yellow-Spotted Barbet

You will see a small bird about 71cm. You will know its adult when you see a boldly marked blue-black forest barbet, that is extensively spotted and barred with yellow.

The bird also has a scarlet forehead patch, and a long curving yellow line eye to hind neck.

Immature birds are simillar to the adults but you will be able to identify them because they are less well marked, lack the red foreheadand their black bill has a pale yellow base.

Interesting Facts about Yellow-Spotted Barbets

The female Yellow-Spotted Barbet normally lays 2-3 eggs and both mum and dad participate in incubation.

The call of a Yellow-Spotted Barbet is typically a low purred snoring trill delivered from high in the canopy prrrrrrrrrrr...., the bird also gives a hooting boo-boo-boo.

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