Barbets (Capitonidae)

Vieillot's Barbet (Lybius vieilloti) - HBW 7, p. 191

French: Barbican de Vieillot German: Blutbrust-Bartvogel Spanish: Barbudo Sangrante

Taxonomy: Pogonius vieilloti Leach, 1815, Ethiopia.
Not very closely related to congeners, probably closest to the group comprising L. leucocephalus, L. chaplini and L. rubrifacies. Races ill-defined, with some mosaic variation, and clinal variation in colour intensity. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • buchanani Hartert, 1924 - S Mauritania and Mali E to S Chad, and S to S Sahel region (E to NC Nigeria).
  • rubescens (Temminck, 1823) - Sahel fringe from Gambia and Sierra Leone E to C Nigeria, N Cameroon, Central African Republic and NC Zaire, reaching coast from Ivory Coast to Nigeria.
  • vieilloti (Leach, 1815) - C Sudan and NW Ethiopia S to NE Zaire, S Sudan and W Ethiopia.

  •      No sound recordings available yet