Author 'Nicoledesplat' (Id 198800 ) : In the tropical greenhouse of Beauval where exotic birds are free, I saw this bird that I had never seen, it is a 'Barbican breasted Red'.
It is recognized in the vibrissae to the base of its beak.
In some species, the clump is reduced but in this species in West Africa, it looks like a beard, which gave him his name.
Living in the woodlands and wooded savannas south of the Sahara, the barbican hops along the branches of the wild fig trees and other fruit trees that feed it.
Black, red and white, it has a beach of yellow skin around the eyes, and a strong beak with strong grooves.
This gives the nozzle a serrated edge, useful for food and dig out the dead trees.
Some of these holes are used as dormitory and other nest.
The female lays two eggs, which hatch after 16jrs.
The young are fed on insects in order to stimulate growth and demand 6sem.