Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui
Yellow-spotted Barbet, Ghana, May 2011 - click for larger image

Kakum, Ghana
May 2011

The Yellow-spotted Barbet is distributed in West Africa from Sierra Leone to Ghana then, after a gap, from south-west Nigeria to western Kenya and south in the Congo Basin. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in forest, usually in the canopy where it feeds on fruits and insects.

It is the only small forest bird that is black with yellow markings and a red patch on the head.

A common vocalisation is a low, frog-like purring.

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