Barbets have little or no commercial impact on people, taking some fruits but not usually being sufficiently numerous to be classified as pests. They are, however, very obvious components of a forest's sounds and many species, if not well known visually, are easily recognized by local people by their calls and repetitive songs.
1. Black-spotted barbet (Capito niger); 2. Black-collared barbet (Lybius torquatus); 3. Toucan barbet (Semnornis ramphastinus); 4. Yellow-fronted tinkerbird (Pogoniulus chrysoconus); 5. D'Arnaud's barbet (Trachyphonus darnaudii); 6. Coppersmith barbet (Megalaima haemacephala). (Illustration by Joseph E. Trumpey)
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