Range and habitat: The Bearded barbet is found in wooded grasslands
of western and central Africa.
Natural diet: This species eats fruit and insects.
Size / weight range: Bearded barbets grow to be 25 cm long (10
inches) and weigh 80-108g (about 3 ounces)
Interesting facts: The hair-like feathers around the base
of the birds’ bill give the appearance of a beard and are the source of
This species is not threatened globally, and they are common throughout