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 7 videos
Two birds in a bush, one of them flying away Locality Tsavo West National Park, Kenya (ssp darnaudii)
Rigdon Currie 31 December 2002 5 years ago 14 sec 4
A bird in an acacia bush and flying away. Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp boehmi)
Josep del Hoyo 12 December 2005 7 years ago 38 sec 4
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 7 years ago 23 sec 3.2
A bird on the top of a tree Locality Samburu-Buffalo Springs National Reserves, Kenya (ssp darnaudii)
Rigdon Currie 31 December 2002 5 years ago 6 sec 2.7
A bird in a bush Locality Melka Guba, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp boehmi)
Josep del Hoyo 11 December 2005 7 years ago 18 sec 2.3
PhotosSee all 15 photos
Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (ssp usambiro)
Nik Borrow 29 October 2013 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.7
A bird on the ground
Locality Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania (ssp usambiro)
Krzysztof Blachowiak 18 March 2013 33 weeks ago 4.5
An adult bird calling.
Locality Samburu-Buffalo Springs National Reserves, Kenya (ssp darnaudii)
Steve Garvie 9 July 2010 3 years ago 4.2
On acacia tree near Yabelo (Ethiopia)
Piotr Jonczyk 19 November 2009 3 years ago 4.1
Bird near Kati Kati Camp
Locality Serengeti National Park, Serengeti, Tanzania
Cindywutsch 10 September 2012 36 weeks ago 3.9
Adult bird in the outskirts of the city
Locality Narok Town, Kenya
Rafael Merchante 1 June 2013 14 weeks ago 3.8
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