French: Barbion vert German: Schlichtbartvogel Spanish: Barbudito sencillo
Other common names:
G. A. Fischer and Reichenow
Pangani River, north-east Tanzania
SE Kenya (S from Arabuko–Sokoke Forest) to NE Tanzania, and S disjunctly to S Malawi and S Mozambique (Sul do Save); also Zanzibar.
c. 9 cm; 7–10·5 g. Tiny, active green barbet lacking distinctive head markings. Both sexes olive-green above, with yellow rump; wings blackish with much yellow;... read more
Song of 2 types, a “pop-trill” very like that of sympatric race fischeri of P.... read more
Occupies dense undergrowth in primary forest, also in forest thickets and edges, as in coral rag... read more
Food and feeding
Diet largely unknown, but apparently mainly fruits, especially mistletoe berries (Loranthus); also gleans for insects. Flits about... read more
Aug–Sept in Kenya, also Dec–Mar in Tanzania, and Oct–Dec in Zanzibar. Very little known: 1 nest with young 2 m up in thin... read more
Resident and sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon and local in N of range; no details available from elsewhere. Relatively poorly known species; other populations may remain... read more
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