This barbet’s call is a classic sound of dry habitats. There are two parts, that may be given together or separately. The first is a low, musical, hooting sound: oooop, oop-oop-oop… This part sounds a bit like a flufftail, cuckoo or dove. The other part is very different: a penetrating neh, neh, neh… that sounds like the bird’s nose is blocked! I recorded this in Namibia – you can hear lovebirds in the background.