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Brown-breasted Barbet

Lybius melanopterus

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Large and unusually colored barbet, with a mostly red head, a broad brown band across the underparts, a black back, and a white belly and rump patch. Also note the chunky pale bill. Found locally in moist woodland, gardens, and along forest edge. Often in pairs. The easily ignored call is a rough, repeated “kyea”. Somewhat similar to Black-billed Barbet, but easily separated by the brown rather than black breast band, and the pale rather than dark bill.

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