The banded barbet (Lybius undatus) is a species of bird in the Lybiidae family. It is found in Eritrea and Ethiopia.
The little-known banded barbet is very widely distributed throughout Ethiopia between 300 and 2400 metres (1000–8000 feet). Although the numbers and abundance of this species have not been determined, it seems to vary from being uncommon in the north-west and cast to locally common elsewhere in the country, living singly or in pairs in trees near water.
The banded barbet is somewhat of a mystery bird that has been placed in the Lybius genus for the time being. It could represent an evolutionary link between the sister genera Tricholaema and Lybius. source