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Photo © by volker sthamer
Kidepo, Uganda, January 2019
Pogonornis rolleti

Lybius rolleti


27 cm (10½ in)

  • Over-all black plumage
  • White patch on lower back
  • Red belly
  • White flanks


Western Africa: Southern Chad, northern Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
Eastern Africa: southern Sudan


This is a monotypic species[1].


Woods, scattered trees, riparian woodland and thickets.



Their diet consists mostly of fruit such as mangoes, guavas and figs; they are also thought to eat insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., P. C. Rasmussen, T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, A. Spencer, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2023. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2023. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2015)

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