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Speckled Tinkerbird

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Nominate subspeciesPhoto by Kwame BrownAnkasa forest, Ghana, September 2017
Nominate subspecies
Photo by Kwame Brown
Ankasa forest, Ghana, September 2017
Pogoniulus scolopaceus


[edit] Identification

Subspecies flavisquamatus Photo by andy wilkesUganda, January 2010
Subspecies flavisquamatus
Photo by andy wilkes
Uganda, January 2010

Length 12 cm (4¾ in)

  • Blackish-olive crown
  • Olive-green upper parts (spotted and speckled with yellow)
  • Yellowish under parts, streaked olive

[edit] Distribution

Coastal West Africa from Sierra Leone to northern Angola; also inland through southern Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • P. s. scolopaceus:
  • P. s. stellatus:
  • Bioko Island (Gulf of Guinea)
  • P. s. flavisquamatus:

[edit] Habitat

Primary forest edges and clearings; secondary growth and plantations.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

They eat fruit, including figs, and insects.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Sinclair, I and P Ryan. 2003. Birds of Africa South of the Sahara. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691118154
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Nov 2017)

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