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Red-rumped Tinkerbird

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Photo by Kwame BrownAtewa forest, Ghana, December 2017
Photo by Kwame Brown
Atewa forest, Ghana, December 2017
Pogoniulus atroflavus


[edit] Identification

12–13 cm (4¾-5 in)

The head is dark with two yellow stripes behind each eye, yellow moustachial stripes and yellow chin and throat. Back dark and rump red.

[edit] Distribution

Africa: Coastal West Africa from Guinea to Democratic Republic of Congo; inland to southern Central African Republic and northern Democratic Republic of Congo.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Forest and secondary growth, including mangroves, clearings and forest edges.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists mostly of fruit, including figs.

[edit] Breeding

There is very little information available.

[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 & Ryan P. 2003. Birds of Africa south of the Sahara. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0620207299
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2018)

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