Tinkerbird

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Tinkerbirds
Western green tinkerbird.jpg
Western tinkerbird (Pogoniulus coryphaea)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Lybiidae
Genus: Pogoniulus
Lafresnaye, 1842
Species

Pogoniulus atroflavus
Pogoniulus bilineatus
Pogoniulus chrysoconus
Pogoniulus coryphaea
Pogoniulus leucomystax
Pogoniulus makawai
Pogoniulus pusillus
Pogoniulus scolopaceus
Pogoniulus simplex
Pogoniulus subsulphureus

The tinkerbirds or tinker barbets are the genus Pogoniulus of the Lybiidae, the African barbet family of near passerines, which was formerly included in the Capitonidae and sometimes in the Ramphastidae. Tinkerbirds are widely distributed in tropical Africa.

List of species in taxonomic order[edit]

Image Common Name Scientific name Distribution
Speckled Tinkerbird - Kakum NP - Ghana 14 S4E1361 (16198696965), crop.jpg Speckled tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Uganda.
Western green tinkerbird.jpg Western tinkerbird Pogoniulus coryphaea Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Uganda.
Moustached tinkerbird Pogoniulus leucomystax Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
Green tinkerbird Pogoniulus simplex Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania.
Red-rumped Tinkerbird - Ankasa - Ghana 14 S4E2139, crop.jpg Red-rumped tinkerbird Pogoniulus atroflavus Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Uganda.
Yellow-throated tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Uganda.
Pogoniulus bilineatus Keulemans.jpg Yellow-rumped tinkerbird Pogoniulus bilineatus Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
White-chested tinkerbird Pogoniulus makawai Zambia
Yellow-fronted tinkerbird, Pogoniulus chrysoconus, at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, South Africa (15819114098), crop.jpg Yellow-fronted tinkerbird Pogoniulus chrysoconus Africa south of the Sahara Desert
Tinkerbird Red-fronted 2010 10 08 16 Alan Manson Ithala GR.jpg Red-fronted tinkerbird Pogoniulus pusillus southern Sudan and Ethiopia south to central and eastern Tanzania, Mozambique and coastal South Africa.

Supposed fossil remains of Late Miocene tinkerbirds were found at Kohfidisch (Austria)[1] but are not yet thoroughly studied. It is not clear whether they belong to the extant genus, but given the late date this may well be so.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Mlíkovský (2002)

References[edit]

  • Mlíkovský, Jirí (2002): Cenozoic Birds of the World, Part 1: Europe. Ninox Press, Prague. ISBN 80-901105-3-8 PDF fulltext