D'Arnaud's barbet (Trachyphonus darnaudii) is an African barbet. Barbets and toucans are a group of near passerine birds with a worldwide tropical distribution. The barbets get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills. Four geographical races (darnaudii, böhmi, emini and usambiro) have been recorded.

D'Arnaud's barbet is a small East African bird that feeds on insects, fruits, and seeds. It grows to about eight inches, and is equally at home in trees or on the ground. A vertical tunnel two to three feet into the ground with a sideways and upward turn leads to the nest chamber. In a striking dance the male and female face each on nearby twigs and twitch, bob and sing like mechanical toys.
D'Arnaud's Barbet
Date Location Count
2020-03-20 07:30Maasai Mara NR--Central section2
2020-04-01 18:23Serengeti NP--Dik Dik Campsite1
2020-03-14 07:00Yabello area4
2020-03-14 12:30Yabello to Mega road1
2020-03-15 09:30Yabello Sanctuary2
2020-03-18 09:40El Sod Crater Rim1
2020-03-26 06:21Nyumba ya Mungu Reservoir3
2020-03-14 06:40Voi (general)5
2020-03-14 11:30Taita Mines and surrounding area3
2020-04-03 06:40Temple Point & Mida Creek Mouth, Watamu1