The acacia pied barbet (Tricholaema leucomelas) primarily inhabits semi-arid savanna, as well as grassland, fynbos, agricultural areas and urban gardens. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
The length is 17-18 cm and it weights 23-39 g. The head is boldly marked with a red forehead, black crown, central nape, eyestripes, and throat; the eyebrow is yellow and white. Upper parts largely black with yellow markings; wings black with white and yellow. Under parts white to yellowish white and pale grey. The bill is black, the eyes dark brown, and the legs and feet blackish.
This pied barbet was photographed in Richtersveld National Park on the border of South Africa and Namibia.