Spot-flanked Barbet (Tricholaema lacrymosa) - HBW 7, p. 188
French: Barbican funèbre
Spanish: Barbudo Lacrimoso
Other common names: Spotted-flanked Barbet
Taxonomy: Tricholaema lacrymosa Cabanis, 1878, Athi River, central Kenya.
Closely related to T. melanocephala, but the two are considered not close enough to form a superspecies. Apparently quite closely affiliated also with the superspecies that includes T. diademata, T. frontata and T. leucomelas. Species name sometimes misspelt as lachrymosa. Races only weakly differentiated; proposed race narokensis, from Doinyo Narok (Kenya), included within nominate; birds from EC Tanzania, described as race ruahae, now considered inseparable from radcliffei. Two subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- lacrymosa Cabanis, 1878 - NE Zaire to S Sudan and C Kenya, and S to C Uganda and NE Tanzania.
- radcliffei Ogilvie-Grant, 1904 - E Zaire and S Uganda to WC Kenya, S to Burundi, NE Zambia and SW Tanzania.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird on the top of a branch Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda (ssp radcliffei)
Josep del Hoyo 13 September 2006 5 years ago 18 sec 4.3
calling bird Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda (ssp radcliffei)
Daniêl Jimenez 14 September 2010 2 years ago 22 sec 3.7
In a tree Locality Kibuye, West Province, Rwanda
Pascal Vagner 8 March 2013 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 36 sec 3.7
A bird on a bush and flying away Locality Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (ssp radcliffei)
Josep del Hoyo 4 September 2006 6 years ago 22 sec 3.4
A bird high in a tree and flying away Locality Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (ssp radcliffei)
Josep del Hoyo 4 September 2006 6 years ago 25 sec 3.3
perching on a branch and flying Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda (ssp radcliffei)
Daniêl Jimenez 14 September 2010 2 years ago 31 sec 3
Adult perched in a thornbush.
Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (ssp radcliffei)
Steve Garvie 1 August 2007 3 years ago 3.3
An adult male on a branch.
Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany
Tomasz Doroń 5 July 2010 11 hours ago ADDED TODAY! 3.3
A bird perched
Locality Waddesdon Manor Aviary, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, England, Great Britain
Jonathan Beilby 1 April 2009 3 years ago 3
Bird seen entering and leaving a nesting site on Phoenix palm on edge of papyrus swamp
Locality Bare, East Province, Rwanda
Jason Anderson 17 October 2010 2 years ago 2.7