Red-fronted Barbet (Tricholaema diademata) - HBW 7, p. 187
French: Barbican à diadème
Spanish: Barbudo Diademado
Taxonomy: Pogonorhynchus diadematus Heuglin, 1861, Upper White Nile, Ethiopia.
Forms a superspecies with T. frontata and T. leucomelas, and all three have in the past been considered conspecific; all respond strongly to playback of each other’s song. Fairly closely related also to T. lacrymosa. Races weakly differentiated; birds from NE Uganda E to Mt Kenya, described as race musta, now considered inseparable from nominate. Two subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- diademata (Heuglin, 1861) - SE Sudan and NC Ethiopia S to SE Uganda and C Kenya.
- massaica (Reichenow, 1887) - SC Kenya S to SW & C Tanzania.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 8 videos
A dorsal view of a perched bird Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp diademata)
Ron Hoff 8 December 2007 6 years ago 42 sec 3.9
A bird hanging on some kind of legume, picking a seed and flying away. Locality Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania (ssp massaica)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 18 February 2012 1 year ago 14 sec 3.8
in acacia Locality Bekele Molla Hotel, Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp diademata)
Martin Kennewell 5 November 2010 3 years ago 19 sec 3.8
A bird moving around in an acacia. Locality Genale Valley, Ethiopia (ssp diademata)
Keith Blomerley 12 November 2013 16 weeks ago 16 sec 3.5
A bird preening. Locality Berlin Zoo, Berlin, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 21 March 2008 5 years ago 34 sec 3.4
Several views of a perched bird, wiping it's bill off a branch and flying away. Locality Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania (ssp massaica)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 18 February 2012 1 year ago 13 sec 3
Wild bird, in hand during ringing
Locality Lake Baringo, Kenya
Rick Simpson 17 October 2009 4 years ago 3.7
Red-fronted Barbet (Tricholaema diademata)
Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp diademata)
Guy Poisson 9 February 2010 3 years ago 3.4
a single bird found feeding in a large Acacia.
Locality Mkuru, Arusha Region, Tanzania (ssp massaica)
M P Goodey 1 February 2007 2 years ago 3.3
Adult bird on a branch.
Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany
Tomasz Doroń 6 October 2009 4 years ago 3
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