French: Barbican pourpré German: Gelbschnabel-Bartvogel Spanish: Barbudo piquigualdo oriental
Other common names:
Yellow-billed Barbet (when lumped with T. goffinii and T. togoensis)
[sic] J. P. Verreaux and J. B. É. Verreaux
Subspecies and Distribution
T. p. purpuratus
J. P. Verreaux & J. B. É. Verreaux, 1851 – SE Nigeria E to S Central African Republic, S to N Angola and C DRCongo.
T. p. elgonensis
Sharpe, 1891 – S South Sudan and NE DRCongo E to W Kenya.
23–24 cm; 66–109 g (mainly 75–95 g). Nominate race black, red, yellow and white, with silvery-pink throat, yellow bill and facial skin, deep red to orange-... read more
Large repertoire; song (given year-round) low “hoop” notes at 1–2 per second, in... read more
Lowland and lower montane forest in understorey, also riverside thickets and forest, forested... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods, including ants and termites, larvae of various insects; also snails; and fruits of avocados, figs, and diverse species of e.g... read more
Season Jan–Jul in Nigeria; Aug–Jan in Cameroon, C DR Congo and Angola; probably all year in Uganda and Kenya. Nests mainly or... read more
Resident, and sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Densities of 8–13 pairs/km² in Gabon, where nests may be as close as 200 m. Requires forest with dense undergrowth; after forest clearance... read more
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