Pogoniulus makawai
Status: Not Evaluated
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Lybiidae
Genus: Pogoniulus
Description: Tiny, thick-billed barbet. Black head with white moustachial strip and white breast are diagnostic. Similar spp. Differs from Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird by lacking white stripe above eye and having a white, not grey breast. It has been considered possibly an aberrant form of the Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird.

General Information

The White-chested tinkerbell is an african barbet species that is endemic to Zambia. Very little is Known as information was only gathered from a single specimen collected in 1964 by Jali Makawa, a field assistant and collecter at the time.
Length: 11 cm

Conservation

There is no information upon which range size, population size or trend can be assessed hence the species is classified as Data Deficient.
Trend: decreasing

Distribution and Habitat

Known only from one specimen taken at Mayau, Zambia. It would seem to favour dense, evergreen Cryptosepalum thickets and there are large areas of apparently suitable habitat in the relevant area of north-west Zambia and adjacent Angola. Possible locations could be in the West Lunga National Park and Lukwakwa Game Management Area

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