Whyte's barbet

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Whyte's barbet
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Lybiidae
Genus: Stactolaema
Species: S. whytii
Binomial name
Stactolaema whytii
(Shelley, 1893)
  • Stactolaema sowerbyi

The Whyte's barbet (Stactolaema whytii) is a species of bird in the family Lybiidae (African barbets). It is found in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The common name and Latin binomial commemorate the naturalist Alexander Whyte, who collected in what is now Malawi.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Stactolaema whytii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 366. 

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