French: Barbion à croupion rouge German: Rotbürzel-Bartvogel Spanish: Barbudito culirrojo
Senegambia E in forested areas to S Cameroon, thence to SE Central African Republic and W Uganda, and S to Cabinda (N Angola), R Congo and CE DRCongo.
c. 12–13 cm; 14–21·5 g. Relatively large tinkerbird with distinctive pattern. Both sexes glossy black above, with yellow wingbar and red rump; side of head with 2... read more
Song an unbroken series of “pop” notes at 1·3 per second; also fast “bdddddt” trill series 3–... read more
Primary and secondary forest, including some mature mangrove forest, edges, adjacent clearings,... read more
Food and feeding
Eats mainly fruits, including figs, and species of Allophyllus, Musanga, Rauvolfia and others, especially ... read more
Nov–May and Aug in W Africa, May–Jun in Central African Republic, Jun–Feb in Uganda. Other data very sparse: territorial... read more
Resident and sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Estimated 300,000 pairs in Liberia, where density of 5–8 pairs/km²; common in Sierra Leone. Usually uncommon, however, and considered the least... read more
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