Barbets (Capitonidae)

Speckled Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus scolopaceus) - HBW 7, p. 182

French: Barbion grivelé German: Schuppenbartvogel Spanish: Barbudito Escolopáceo
Other common names: Spectacled Tinkerbird/Tinkerbarbet

Taxonomy: Xylobucco scolopaceus Bonaparte, 1850, Ashanti, Ghana.
No close relatives. Forms described as aloysii from Kenya and Uganda and flavior from N Angola considered synonyms of flavisquamatus. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • scolopaceus (Bonaparte, 1850) - Sierra Leone and SE Guinea E to S Nigeria.
  • stellatus (Jardine & Fraser, 1852) - Bioko I (Fernando Póo).
  • flavisquamatus (J. Verreaux & E. Verreaux, 1855) - S Cameroon E to Uganda, S to N Angola and S Zaire.

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