Naked-faced Barbet (Gymnobucco calvus) - HBW 7, p. 177
French: Barbican chauve
Spanish: Barbudo Calvo
Taxonomy: Bucco calvus Lafresnaye, 1841, Ashanti, Ghana.
Apparently related rather closely to G. sladeni and G. peli. Birds from Mt Cameroon S to Gabon formerly separated from nominate, as race major. Three subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- calvus (Lafresnaye, 1841) - Sierra Leone E to Cameroon and Gabon.
- congicus Chapin, 1932 - W Congo (Brazzaville) and W Zaire S to NW Angola.
- vernayi Boulton, 1931 - WC Angolan uplands.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird mandibulating a cicada Locality Central Region, Ghana
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2009 3 years ago 50 sec 4
Birds in a dead tree 2 Locality Central Region, Ghana
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2009 3 years ago 47 sec 3
Birds in a dead tree 1 Locality Central Region, Ghana
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2009 3 years ago 38 sec 2.5
Locality Mount Cameroon, Southwest Province, Cameroon (ssp calvus)
Nik Borrow 1 March 2012 52 weeks ago 4.4
Bird perched on a broken tree trunk
Locality Mount Cameroon, Southwest Province, Cameroon
Krzysztof Blachowiak 21 February 2012 42 weeks ago 4.1
Locality Lékoni, Haut-Ogooué Province, Gabon (ssp calvus)
Nik Borrow 10 August 2007 3 years ago 3.5
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