Barbets are small to medium-sized, pleasantly fat birds. They have a large head and bill. In comparison with other birds, barbets have a bulky bill. They feed mostly on figs and fruits but can also take to small insects – beetles, locusts, centipedes and even small lizards.
They are an important agent of seed dispersal of plants and trees.
Their nests are holes in trees where 3-4 eggs are laid. Eggs usually take roughly 2 weeks to hatch.
In this section, we are going to talk about 4 species of Barbets found in India:-