Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird

Pogoniulus chrysoconus

This small, African tinkerbird is best located by its call, which at 100 repetitions per a minute and often unabated for several minutes, is hard to miss! That said, you need to go to the right habitat, which is broad-leaved woodland, especially miombo and mistletoes.

We first recorded this species in April 2010 at Kloofwaters in the Magalisberg. Reliable locations for it include Mabusa and Roodeplaat Nature Reserves.


Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird / Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa / August 2018 Yellow-fronted Tinkerbarbet (orange morph) / Waterberg, South Africa / September 2019 Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird / Vaalwater, Limpopo Province, South Africa / 22 March 2015 Yellow-fronted Tinkerbarbet / Waterberg, South Africa / September 2019 Yellow-fronted Tinkerbarbet / Waterberg, South Africa / September 2019 Yellow-fronted Tinkerbarbet (orange morph) / Waterberg, South Africa / September 2019 Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird / Vaalwater, Limpopo Province, South Africa / 22 March 2015 Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird / Roodeplaat Nature Reserve, South Africa / 19 April 2014 Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird / Roodeplaat Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / August 2018 Yellow-fronted Tinkerbarbet / Waterberg, South Africa / September 2019 Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird / Roodeplaat Nature Reserve, South Africa / 19 April 2014 Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird (orange front) / Mabusa Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga, South-Africa / 26 April 2014 Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird / Roodeplaat Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / August 2018 Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird / Roodeplaat Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / August 2018 Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird / Roodeplaat Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / August 2018 Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird / Shamvura, Northern Namibia Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird / Nyl Retreat, Nylsvley, South Africa / 23 February 2013 Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird / Roodeplaat Nature Reserve, South Africa / 19 April 2014 Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird / Roodeplaat Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / August 2018 Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird / Roodeplaat Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / August 2018 Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird / Magaliesberg, South Africa
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