- Pogoniulus chrysoconus
10·5–12 cm (4-4¾) This bizarre wee bird is essentially a dwarf Barbet.
It is a small dumpy short-tailed heavy-billed bird with a yellow belly and black-and-white facial striping (the yellow body colouration appears "washed out" in bright sunlight).
There are three subspecies:
- P. c. chrysoconus
- P. c. xanthostictus
- Highlands of central and southern Ethiopia
- P. c. extoni
Woodland and savanna.
Eats mainly fruit, especially those of mistletoes and figs; also insects.
Similar to Red-fronted Tinkerbird. Its continuous repetitive "tink...tink...tink...tink" is a common sound of dry woodland savannah but the bird itself is difficult to locate as its voice has ventriloquist-like properties.
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