D'Arnaud's Barbet (Trachyphonus darnaudii) - HBW 7, p. 176
French: Barbican d’Arnaud
Spanish: Barbudo Capuchino
Other common names: Maasai/Masai/Usambiro Barbet (usambiro)
Taxonomy: Micropogon darnaudii Prévost and Des Murs, 1850, Kordofan, south Sudan.
Related to the T. margaritatus superspecies, but not very closely. Race usambiro sometimes considered a full species on basis of vocal and other differences, but one of two duet roles is identical to those of other races, and usambiro is no more distinct than are they. Nominate includes proposed race zedlitzi (L Baringo, Kenya). Four subspecies normally recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- darnaudii (Prévost & Des Murs, 1850) - SE Sudan and SW Ethiopia S to NE Uganda and WC Kenya.
- boehmi Fischer & Reichenow, 1884 - S & E Ethiopia and S Somalia S to EC & SE Kenya and NE Tanzania.
- usambiro Neumann, 1908 - SW Kenya to CN Tanzania.
- emini Reichenow, 1891 - NC Tanzania (E to Dar es Salaam suburbs).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 9 videos
Two birds in a bush, one of them flying away Locality Tsavo West National Park, Kenya (ssp darnaudii)
Rigdon Currie 31 December 2002 6 years ago 14 sec 4.2
A bird in an acacia bush and flying away. Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp boehmi)
Josep del Hoyo 12 December 2005 8 years ago 38 sec 4
A bird on the floor carrying food, then flying to a small bush, then flying away. Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp boehmi)
Keith Blomerley 29 October 2013 40 weeks ago 21 sec 3.8
bird on a branch Locality Samburu-Buffalo Springs National Reserves, Kenya (ssp darnaudii)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 3 December 2013 19 weeks ago 29 sec 3.8
perched high Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp boehmi)
Martin Kennewell 2 November 2010 3 years ago 15 sec 3.8
A bird moving in an acacia tree. Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp boehmi)
Josep del Hoyo 12 December 2005 8 years ago 23 sec 3.2
PhotosSee all 20 photos
Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (ssp usambiro)
Nik Borrow 29 October 2013 46 weeks ago 4.8
D'Arnaud's Barbet (Trachyphonus darnaudii)
Locality Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania (ssp T. d. usambiro)
Jacques Erard 15 July 2012 34 weeks ago 4.6
A bird on the ground
Locality Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania (ssp usambiro)
Krzysztof Blachowiak 18 March 2013 1 year ago 4.5
Locality Turmi, Ethiopia (ssp darnaudii)
Adam Riley 10 January 2012 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.5
A perched bird
Locality Tsavo East National Park, Kenya
Krzysztof Blachowiak 23 September 2011 2 years ago 4.5
On acacia tree near Yabelo (Ethiopia)
Piotr Jonczyk 19 November 2009 4 years ago 4.3
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