Amazing bird with tones of red – green – yellow and orange
Barbets of the Semnornithidae family include the toucan barbet (Semnornis ramphastinus).
These are medium-sized, hardy barbets, weighing 80-115 g and measuring 19–21 cm (7.5-8.3 in) in length (2.8–4.1 oz).
The beak is strong, with a golden maxilla and a brilliant green mandible with brown ends.
The multicoloured plumage includes a black head, “mask,” and thin neck collar.
This species can be identified by its long occipital feathers and a noticeable white line that runs behind its bright red iris-colored eyes.
Golden-brown in the front and yellow in the back is the colour of the nape of the neck.
The sides of the neck, top breast, and throat are all grayish-blue.
The lower belly button is a yellowish-green colour, while the middle and lower belly buttons are a blazing red.
Between February and October, barbet toucans breed. They can live in small family units of up to six birds, each of which has an adult pair and young that help in raising the following generation.
They construct a nest in a hollowed-out tree, and the female lays one to three eggs, which the entire group takes care of for 15 days.
All of the group members feed the chicks until they fledge 43–46 days after hatching, albeit it takes them 4 weeks to fully rely on themselves.
The population of this species is declining at a moderately rapid rate as a result of illegal capture for the global cage bird trade and habitat destruction from extensive logging, human settlement, cattle grazing, mining, and coca and palm plantations.