Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird

Pogoniulus bilineatus

Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Pogoniulus bilineatus, photo © by Michael Plagens.

Observed in thick vegetation on the forest edge. Kakamega Forest, western Kenya. Dec. 2014.

These small, active birds feed on fruits and insects. Their songs and calls are surprisingly loud.

Lybiidae -- Barbet Family or Ramphastidae -- Toucans and Allies
May change with new genetic evidence and debate.


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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