French: Barbican à poitrine noire German: Schwarzbrust-Bartvogel Spanish: Barbudo pechinegro
upper White Nile in extreme South Sudan
S Chad, NE Central African Republic and SW Sudan and W & C South Sudan S to extreme NE DRCongo and N Uganda.
c. 27 cm; 96–105 g. Distinctive, large, big-billed, black, white and red barbet. Male all glossy black, except for white patch on lower back, red belly, white flank... read more
Almost unknown; low, harsh grating note reported, and loud fluttering wing sounds.
E Sahelian areas with woods, thickets and scattered trees, such as trees along watercourses, also... read more
Food and feeding
Diet of fruits, including guavas, mangoes, figs and others; presumably eats insects as well. Foraging behaviour not described, nor has... read more
Feb–Jul, perhaps occasionally later, to Nov, in N; Sept–Dec in N Uganda. Nest excavated in tree, at up to c. 5 m. Eggs... read more
Presumably resident and sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. One of the least well known of all barbets; no information on numbers, probably uncommon or, perhaps, locally more common; ecology and breeding... read more
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