Western tinkerbird

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Western tinkerbird
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Lybiidae
Genus: Pogoniulus
P. coryphaea
Binomial name
Pogoniulus coryphaea
(Reichenow, 1892)

The western tinkerbird (Pogoniulus coryphaea) is an African barbet native to Central Africa, where it has been recorded at altitudes from 900 to 3,030 m (2,950 to 9,940 ft).[1]

It occurs in Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Uganda.[1]


African barbets are part of the Lybiidae family.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d BirdLife International (2016). "Pogoniulus coryphaea". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22681740A92917829. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22681740A92917829.en.