National Geographic : 1953 Jan
4' Stocky, Ungraceful Toucan-barbets Need a Tailor and a Barber Bristles grow at the base of the bill; hence the name "barbet," from the French for "beard." Andean forest birds of Colombia and Ecuador, Toucan-barbets hud dle motionless for hours, occasionally uttering harsh cries. Old World Tropics have relatives equally strange. Kodachromes by Paul A. Zahl ' Troupials, or Bugle Birds, Can Be Taught to Imitate Bugle Calls Easily trained, these striking fruit eaters are fre quently kept as pets, particularly in their native Vene zuela and northern Colombia. Often pugnacious, they are usually caged alone. The Troupial, a type of oriole, is active and jerky in its movements.