Pied Barbet - African Colors
An Acacia Pied Barbet visits a watering hole in Namibia, southwestern Africa. As the name states, this bird occurs within the Acacia (thorn trees and bush) habitat, its colors blending in perfectly with its surroundings, especially when these bush and trees are in bloom. I will attach a photograph of such Acacia trees in bloom so that you can compare the matching colors. Thus camouflage is excellent, although it does not look like it in this image.
The strong and rather large beak shows this bird's feeding potential, probably focused on hard shelled seeds, and possibly to break open tough pods of the Acacia in order to get to the seeds.
(Acacia mellifera in bloom)
(Acacia erioloba in bloom).