Barbets (Capitonidae)

Eastern Green Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus simplex) - HBW 7, p. 182

French: Barbion vert German: Schlichtbartvogel Spanish: Barbudito Sencillo
Other common names: Green(!)/African Green Tinkerbird/Tinkerbarbet

Taxonomy: Barbatula simplex Fischer and Reichenow, 1884, Pangani River, north-east Tanzania.
Forms a superspecies with P. leucomystax and P. coryphaeus, all three having in past been placed in separate genus Viridibucco. Birds of S Malawi and Mozambique sometimes separated as race hylodytes. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE Kenya (S from Arabuko-Sokoke Forest) to NE Tanzania, and S disjunctly to SE Malawi and S Mozambique (Sul do Save); also Zanzibar.

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