Lybiidae – African Barbets

Crested Barbet (Trachyphonus vaillantii) by Africaddict

Crested Barbet (Trachyphonus vaillantii) by Africaddict

Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird. (Proverbs 1:17 KJV)


CLASS – AVES, Order – PICIFORMES, Family – Lybiidae – African Barbets


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Latest I.O.C. Version
Species (42)

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Grey-throated Barbet (Gymnobucco bonapartei)
Sladen’s Barbet (Gymnobucco sladeni)
Bristle-nosed Barbet (Gymnobucco peli)
Naked-faced Barbet (Gymnobucco calvus)
White-eared Barbet (Stactolaema leucotis)
Whyte’s Barbet (Stactolaema whytii)
Anchieta’s Barbet (Stactolaema anchietae)
Green Barbet (Stactolaema olivacea)
Speckled Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus scolopaceus)
Green Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus simplex)
Moustached Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus leucomystax)
Western Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus coryphaea)
Red-rumped Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus atroflavus)
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus subsulphureus)
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus bilineatus)
White-chested Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus makawai)
Red-fronted Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus pusillus)
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus chrysoconus)
Yellow-spotted Barbet (Buccanodon duchaillui)
Hairy-breasted Barbet (Tricholaema hirsuta)
Red-fronted Barbet (Tricholaema diademata)
Miombo Pied Barbet (Tricholaema frontata)
Acacia Pied Barbet (Tricholaema leucomelas)
Spot-flanked Barbet (Tricholaema lacrymosa)
Black-throated Barbet (Tricholaema melanocephala)
Banded Barbet (Lybius undatus)
Vieillot’s Barbet (Lybius vieilloti)
White-headed Barbet (Lybius leucocephalus)
Chaplin’s Barbet (Lybius chaplini)
Red-faced Barbet (Lybius rubrifacies)
Black-billed Barbet (Lybius guifsobalito)
Black-collared Barbet (Lybius torquatus)
Brown-breasted Barbet (Lybius melanopterus)
Black-backed Barbet (Lybius minor)
Double-toothed Barbet (Lybius bidentatus)
Bearded Barbet (Lybius dubius)
Black-breasted Barbet (Lybius rolleti)
Yellow-billed Barbet (Trachyphonus purpuratus)
Crested Barbet (Trachyphonus vaillantii)
Red-and-yellow Barbet (Trachyphonus erythrocephalus)
Yellow-breasted Barbet (Trachyphonus margaritatus)
D’Arnaud’s Barbet (Trachyphonus darnaudii)


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Africaddict
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The Lybiidae is a bird family containing the African barbets. They were usually united with their American and Asian relatives in the Capitonidae for quite some time, but this has been confirmed to be limited to the main American lineage[citation needed]. There are 42 species ranging from the type genus Lybius of forest interior to the tinkerbirds (Pogoniulus) of forest and scrubland. They are found throughout sub-Saharan Africa, with the exception of the far south-west of South Africa.

The African terrestrial barbets, Trachyphoninae, range from the southern Sahara to South Africa. Members of one genus, Trachyphonus, they are the most open-country species of barbets. The subfamily Lybiinae contains the African arboreal barbets.  (Wikipedia with editing)

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