Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Barbets :: White-headed Barbet

White-headed Barbet Lybius leucocephalus

Described by: de Filippi (1853)
Alternate common name(s): White Barbet, White-tailed Barbet, White-bellied Barbet
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Masai Mara, Kenya - Jun 16, 2009 © Glen Tepke  Masai Mara, Kenya - Jun 17, 2009 © Glen Tepke  Kerio Valley, Kenya - Nov 9, 2007 © Brennan Mulrooney  Thika, Kenya - Oct 30, 2007 © Brennan Mulrooney 
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C. Africa. E. Africa. Sw. tropical Africa;
Three populations;
(1) S. Sudan, ne. to s. Zaire, Uganda, w. Kenya and n. Tanzania.
(2) N. Nigeria, n. Cameroon, s. Chad to w. Central African Republic and adjacent nw. Zaire.
(3) S. Kenya to s. Tanzania.
(4) C. Kenya.
(5) C. and sc. Tanzania.
(6) An isolated population on the plateau in sw. Angola.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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