French: Barbion à gorge jaune German: Gelbkehl-Bartvogel Spanish: Barbudito gorjigualdo
Subspecies and Distribution
P. s. chrysopygus
(Shelley, 1889) – Sierra Leone and SE Guinea E to S Ghana.
P. s. flavimentum
(J. P. Verreaux & J. B. É. Verreaux, 1851) – Togo E to S Central African Republic and S Uganda, and S to C DRCongo and NW Angola#R.
P. s. subsulphureus
(Fraser, 1843) – Bioko I.
c. 9·5 cm; 7·5–13 g. Tiny, black, yellow and white tinkerbird. Both sexes with glossy blue-black crown to back; nominate race with yellow rump and yellow throat; pale... read more
Resembles that of P. bilineatus, but paused popping song higher-pitched, with sharp “pyop... read more
Primary and old secondary forest, streamside forest, forest borders, and submontane forest; enters... read more
Food and feeding
Diet of diverse fruits, such as figs and species of Allophyllus, Heisteria, Macaranga, Trema and others... read more
Mainly Jan–Jul but as early as Sept in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea; Dec–Jan in Ivory Coast and Ghana; all year in Nigeria... read more
Resident and sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Together with P. bilineatus is a characteristic bird of forest in W & C Africa; usually appears to be less numerous than the larger ... read more
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