[Mystery bird] White-eared Barbet, Stactolaema leucotis, photographed at Amani Preserve, Tanzania, Africa. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]
Nikon D2X, 200-400 mm lens, at 400. ISO 200, 1/250, f/6.3.
Please name at least one field mark that supports your identification.
hmmm, heavy bill, short neck, chracteristic bristles... "trickling throat" (not obvious in this species) with "white ears"!
White belly bordered by dark sides. Lack of noticeable tomial teeth on maxilla. White-eared Barbet (Stactolaema leucotis)
Definately a White-eared barbet. White 'ear', heavy bill and and the fact that it's sitting ina a Ficus tree (barbet favorites.)
"trickling throat" (not obvious in this species) with "white ears"
Stactolaema was the name given to this genus by CHT Marshall & GFL Marshall in 1870...
stacto means "trickling" and laema means "throat", referring to the drop-like spots on the throat and chest in the Anchieta's Barbet, Stactolaema anchietae (then Buccanodon anchieae) from Central Africa, mostly in Angola... leucotis is a rather common epithet used as a species name meaning "white eared" (our recent discussions involving leucism come to mind)
Strangely, I can find zero photographs of Anchieta's Barbet, and very few pictures except: