How is this for a crazy looking little bird.  It’s a crested barbet from South Africa. Africa is known for its big predators and mammals, but their birds are insanely diverse, too.

I am looking into leading an affordable South African safari to a less-photographed location.  Anyone interested?

Crested Barbet

Crested Barbet (Trachyphonus vaillantii) Kruger National Park, South Africa. Canon 1N RS. Velvia. 300mm + 2x teleconverter.