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3834 Red-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus atroflavus Sanaga River Cameroon 20120301 1 1600 copy
Red-rumped Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus atroflavus)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Piciformes
Family Lybiidae
Genus Pogoniulus

Pogoniulus or tinkerbirds and tinker barbets, is a genus of African barbets in the family Lybiidae which was formerly included in the Capitonidae and sometimes in the Ramphastidae. Tinkerbirds are widely distributed in tropical Africa.


Supposed fossil remains of Late Miocene tinkerbirds were found at Kohfidisch (Austria) but are not yet thoroughly studied. It is not clear whether they belong to the extant genus, but given the late date this may well be so.

Red-rumped Tinkerbird (Sparrman, 1798) (Pogoniulus atroflavus)
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird (Sundevall, 1850) (Pogoniulus bilineatus)
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird (Temminck, 1832) (Pogoniulus chrysoconus)
Western Tinkerbird (Reichenow, 1892) (Pogoniulus coryphaea)
Moustached Tinkerbird (Sharpe, 1892) (Pogoniulus leucomystax)
White-chested Tinkerbird (Benson & Irwin, 1965) (Pogoniulus makawai)
Red-fronted Tinkerbird (Dumont, 1816) (Pogoniulus pusillus)
Speckled Tinkerbird (Bonaparte, 1850) (Pogoniulus scolopaceus)
Green Tinkerbird (Fischer & Reichenow, 1884) (Pogoniulus simplex)
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird (Fraser, 1843) (Pogoniulus subsulphureus)