Banded Barbet (Lybius undatus) - HBW 7, p. 191
French: Barbican barré
Spanish: Barbudo Etíope
Taxonomy: Pogonias undatus Rüppell, 1837, Simien Province, central Ethiopia.
Not particularly closely related to others of genus; may represent connecting link between genera Tricholaema and Lybius. Races rather well marked for a species with small range. Proposed races senafensis in NE of range, gardullensis in W & SW, and squamatus in E considered untenable. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- thiogaster Neumann, 1903 - far NE Ethiopia and Eritrea.
- undatus (Rüppell, 1837) - NW to C Ethiopia.
- leucogenys (Blundell & Lovat, 1899) - SC to SW Ethiopia.
- salvadorii Neumann, 1903 - SE Ethiopia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 7 videos
A bird in a tree. Locality Debre Libanos, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp undatus)
Eldert Groenewoud 20 October 2012 13 weeks ago 35 sec 4.5
A bird in a trunk, near its nest. Locality Robe, Ethiopia (ssp leucogenys)
Josep del Hoyo 3 December 2005 10 years ago 31 sec 4.4
A bird trying to eat a fruit in a tree above, then flying away. Locality Awassa Lake, SNNP Region, Ethiopia (ssp leucogenys)
Keith Blomerley 28 October 2013 2 years ago 18 sec 4.2
perched on exposed branch, wipes bill Locality Wondo Genet, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp leucogenys)
Martin Kennewell 4 November 2010 5 years ago 16 sec 4.2
alert looking around o exposed perch, poohs and flies down Locality Wondo Genet, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp leucogenys)
Martin Kennewell 4 November 2010 5 years ago 16 sec 3.6
An adult looking around from its nest-hole. Locality Debre Libanos, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp undatus)
Josep del Hoyo 24 November 2005 10 years ago 25 sec 3.2
PhotosSee all 18 photos
Adult perched, dorsal view.
Locality Lalibela, Ethiopia
Adam Riley 1 February 2012 1 year ago 4.8
Locality Lalibela, Ethiopia (ssp undatus)
Adam Riley 1 February 2012 1 year ago 4.6
Adult in nest hole
Locality Awassa Lake, SNNP Region, Ethiopia
Markus Lilje 12 February 2012 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.3
Bird at nest.
Locality Gondar, Amhara Region, Ethiopia (ssp undatus)
Adam Riley 26 January 2012 1 year ago 4.1
Perched low in dense scrub.
Locality Debre Libanos, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp undatus)
David Beadle 5 February 2009 3 years ago 4
Adult of race thiogaster perched on branch
Locality Karibosa, Southern Region, Eritrea (ssp thiogaster)
Jason Anderson 25 April 2009 5 years ago 4
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