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Western tinkerbird
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Lybiidae
Subfamily: Lybiinae
Genus: Pogoniulus
Lafresnaye, 1842

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]

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.


  1. ^ Mlíkovský (2002)