French: Barbican d’Arnaud German: Ohrfleck-Bartvogel Spanish: Barbudo de d’Arnaud
Prévost and Des Murs
Kordofan, south Sudan
Subspecies and Distribution
T. d. darnaudii
(Prévost & Des Murs, 1850) – SE South Sudan and SW Ethiopia S to NE & W#R Uganda and WC Kenya.
T. d. boehmi
G. A. Fischer & Reichenow, 1884 – S & E Ethiopia and S Somalia S to EC & SE Kenya and NE Tanzania.
16–19 cm; 17–39 g. Rather distinctive. Nominate race brown, black, yellow and orange, speckled and streaked; white spots on brown back and tail, speckled head... read more
Complex repertoire, duet varies within and between races; two duet roles not absolutely assignable... read more
Open areas, wooded grassland, open woods, bushland, degraded shrubby grassland and pasture,... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous: diverse fruits and berries, including Grewia, and their seeds, also insects of many kinds (ants, termites,... read more
Feb–Aug and Oct in Sudan and Ethiopia to NE Tanzania, or May–Oct in NE Uganda (perhaps even Nov in SW Ethiopia), greatly... read more
Resident and sedentary, with local movements only.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Not uncommon throughout range; often common, even around villages, where frequently observed seeking food. Present in several protected areas, e.g.... read more
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