French: Barbican du miombo German: Miombobartvogel Spanish: Barbudo del miombo
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S DRCongo to SW Tanzania and S to C Angola, S Zambia and W Malawi. Isolated population recently found in SE Congo#R#R.
c. 16 cm; c. 24·5–28 g. Black, white and yellow barbet. Both sexes have red spot in central part of forehead, pale yellow supercilia, brown ear-coverts, brown... read more
Primary song 6–30 “hoop” notes at c. 2 per second, songs at 3–5 per minute... read more
Inhabits woodland, usually of Brachystegia, but also Burkea in W Zambia,... read more
Food and feeding
Eats fruits and insects, but diet not known in detail. Certainly takes figs, Hymenocardia acida and Maprounea africana (... read more
Sept–Dec, rarely Jul–Mar. Male sings with throat puffed, bill down, turning head side to side. Nest 1–15 m up in dead... read more
Resident and sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Range recently extended c. 750 km N to Lesio-Louna Reserve, Congo-Brazzaville. No data on numbers, but appears to be locally common, although miombo... read more
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