Yellow-breasted Barbet (Trachyphonus margaritatus) - HBW 7, p. 176
French: Barbican perlé
Spanish: Barbudo Perlado
Taxonomy: Bucco margaritatus Cretzschmar, 1826, Sennar, east-central Sudan.
Forms a superspecies with T. erythrocephalus, and the two are sometimes considered conspecific; both are related rather closely to T. darnaudii, less so to T. vaillantii. Validity of subdivision into races perhaps questionable; also, NE Sudan birds, described as race kingi, and those from C Sudan, as berberensis, both considered indistinguishable from nominate. Two subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- margaritatus (Cretzschmar, 1826) - E Mauritania E to Chad, C & NE Sudan, N Ethiopia, and Eritrea.
- somalicus Zedlitz, 1910 - E Ethiopia and Djibouti to N Somalia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird perched on a thorny fence and flying away. Locality Afar Plains, Afar Region, Ethiopia (ssp somalicus)
Josep del Hoyo 27 November 2005 7 years ago 22 sec 4.2
A dorsal view of a bird looking around Locality Bilen Lodge, Awash National Park, Ethiopia (ssp somalicus)
Ron Hoff 14 December 2007 5 years ago 31 sec 3.7
A bird ejecting a pellet. Locality Afar Plains, Afar Region, Ethiopia (ssp somalicus)
Josep del Hoyo 27 November 2005 7 years ago 23 sec 3.6
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red and yellow bird
mohammmmad alamin khogaly... 25 weeks ago 4.4
Foraging on the ground.
Locality Bilen Lodge, Awash National Park, Ethiopia (ssp margaritatus)
David Beadle 10 February 2009 18 weeks ago 3.8
mohammmmad alamin khogaly... 22 weeks ago 3.8
mohammmmad alamin khogaly... 22 weeks ago 3.6
A bird on a tree
Locality El Mas‘udiya, Blue Nile State, Sudan
hythumm 1 June 2012 50 weeks ago 3.5
Mohamed Ismael 10 weeks ago 3
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