Barbets (Capitonidae)

Red-faced Barbet (Lybius rubrifacies) - HBW 7, p. 192

French: Barbican à face rouge German: Rotgesicht-Bartvogel Spanish: Barbudo Carirrojo

Taxonomy: Pogonorhynchus rubrifacies Reichenow, 1892, Biharamulo, north-west Tanzania.
Related to L. leucocephalus through L. chaplini, the combined group also fairly close to L. vieilloti; also related to L. guifsobalito and L. torquatus. Distinct from all, however, in morphology; duet form nearest to that of L. chaplini, but songs of male and female of present species differ, as they do in L. guifsobalito. Monotypic.

Distribution: SW Uganda, E Rwanda and NW Tanzania.

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