French: Barbican perlé German: Perlenbartvogel Spanish: Barbudo perlado
Sennar, south-east Sudan
Subspecies and Distribution
T. m. margaritatus
(Cretzschmar, 1826) – SE Mauritania E to Chad, N Nigeria, N Cameroon, C & NE Sudan, Eritrea and N Ethiopia#R.
T. m. somalicus
Zedlitz, 1910 – E Ethiopia and Djibouti to N Somalia.
c. 21 cm; 44–64 g. Male of nominate race patterned yellow, red, white and black (fades to brown); short crest, black cap, yellow on head with some orange, white mark... read more
Very like that of T. erythrocephalus, with duet “tew-choo-to,-” similar, songs... read more
Rough terrain such as along streams or wadis, in sandy Acacia wooded grassland, in hilly... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous: eats berries and fruits such as figs and Salvadora persica, and centipedes, grasshoppers, locusts, mantids, beetles... read more
May–Jun in all areas; also Mar and Aug–Oct in Niger, Feb–Jun in Chad, to Jul in Sudan, Feb–Nov in Ethiopia, also... read more
Largely resident, and sedentary; probably wanders somewhat at times.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon, but widespread. Considerable variety of habitats used suggest that species is secure for present. Occurs in several protected areas, e.g.... read more
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