Barbets (Capitonidae)

Miombo Pied Barbet (Tricholaema frontata) - HBW 7, p. 188

French: Barbican du miombo German: Miombobartvogel Spanish: Barbudo del Miombo
Other common names: Miombo Barbet

Taxonomy: Pogonorhynchus frontatus Cabanis, 1880, Angola.
Forms a superspecies with T. diademata and T. leucomelas, and all three have in the past been considered conspecific; all respond strongly to playback of each other’s song. Known to hybridize occasionally with T. leucomelas in S Zambia. Fairly closely related also to T. lacrymosa. Monotypic.

Distribution: S Zaire to SW Tanzania and S to C Angola, S Zambia and W Malawi.

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