French: Barbion montagnard German: Gelbrücken-Bartvogel Spanish: Barbudito coronado
Other common names:
Buea, Mount Cameroon
Subspecies and Distribution
P. c. coryphaea
(Reichenow, 1892) – E Nigeria and adjacent W Cameroon uplands.
P. c. hildamariae
(W. L. Sclater, 1938) – E DRCongo, SW Uganda, W Rwanda and W Burundi.
P. c. angolensis
(Boulton, 1931) – WC Angola.
c. 9–10 cm; 8–13 g. A rather distinctive, small montane barbet. Both sexes of nominate race with broad golden-yellow band from forehead to rump, bordered black on... read more
Main vocalization fast to slow piping trills in series, much like those of P. leucomystax... read more
Usually montane forest in dense undergrowth, also edges, clearings, riverine thickets and dense... read more
Food and feeding
Eats fruits and berries, including figs and mistletoe berries (Loranthaceae); also beetles and probably other insects, but data are sparse... read more
Oct in Cameroon, Jun–Aug and Nov–Jan in E Zaire, Apr–May in Uganda, and May–Jun in Angola. Non-social breeder,... read more
Mainly resident; post-breeding downslope movement occurs, rarely down to c. 50 m, bringing it into... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Appears to be generally uncommon and local, but no detailed data on population numbers. Little known also about its breeding biology and general... read more
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!