The Black-collared Barbet (Lybius torquatus) is a species of bird in the Ramphastidae family. It is found in sub-Saharan Africa through Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Nestling waiting to be fed
Readily recognised by its loud duet, commonly rendered as "too-puddly too-puddly too-puddly".... and its snarling warning call. This is a gregarious species, often acting in concert when driving off intruders and roosting together in nest holes. Their flight is direct with a loud whirring of wings.