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Spot-flanked barbet

Tricholaema lacrymosa

Piciformes - Ramphastidae - Toucans & barbets

Spot-flanked barbet - Sexing spot-flanked barbets

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Spot-flanked barbet - Sexing spot-flanked barbets

Distribution: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

Habitat: Wet woodland, riverine woods, patches of forest and gardens.

Diet: Fruits & berries, various types of insects.

Breeding: Nest excavated by both adults, often underside of dead branch, or in the trunk of a dead tree, 2-18 m up. Cavity to about 33cm deep, nest chamber 6-7cm, lined with wood chips.

Clutch size: 2 eggs


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Del Hoya, J., Elliott, A. & Sargatal, J. eds. (2002). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol.7. Jacamars to Woodpeckers. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

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