French: Barbican à tête jaune German: Strohkopf-Bartvogel Spanish: Barbudo de Anchieta
Caconda, south-west Angola.
Closely related to S. whytii. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
S. a. katangae
(Vincent, 1934) – NE Angola, S DRCongo, and NW, NC & EC Zambia.
S. a. rex
(Neumann, 1908) – WC Angola.
S. a. anchietae
(Bocage, 1869) – SC Angola E to near Zambian border.
18–19 cm; 36–54 g. Brown woodland barbet with yellow markings on head. Nominate race with pale yellow forehead, crown, face and chin, blackish-brown hind... read more
Soft song of “hoo” notes, slightly higher-pitched than in S. whytii and usually slower... read more
Brachystegia woodland, wooded clearings, riverine woods, and edges of forest, always where... read more
Food and feeding
Eats fruits, including figs, Uapaca kirkiana and U. nitida, and others; also termites, grasshoppers such as rare ... read more
Jul–Nov; in S Zaire nests in rainy season, Jan–Jun. Social, groups of up to 6 at a nest. Nest excavated at 2–10 m in stub... read more
Resident and sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. No reliable details on numbers, but appears to be locally common. Seems tolerant of some clearing of woodland, but dependence on dead wood and fruits... read more
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