Double-toothed Barbet (Lybius bidentatus) - HBW 7, p. 195
French: Barbican bidenté
Spanish: Barbudo Bidentado
Other common names: Tooth-billed Barbet
Taxonomy: Bucco bidentatus Shaw, 1798, Nigeria.
Relationship with L. dubius and L. rolleti indicated by plumage pattern and by sexual dimorphism in flank pattern; related also, but less closely, to L. minor and L. melanopterus. Races only slightly differentiated; also, proposed races friedmanni from S Cameroon to Cabinda (N Angola) and aethiops from Ethiopia now included within aequatorialis. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- bidentatus (Shaw, 1798) - Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia E to C Cameroon.
- aequatorialis (Shelley, 1889) - E Cameroon E to C Ethiopia, S to NW Angola, N Zaire, Burundi and NW Tanzania.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 12 videos
Perched in a tree Locality Kibuye, West Province, Rwanda
Pascal Vagner 7 March 2013 2 years ago 42 sec 4.5
Bird sitting on a branch Locality Awassa Lake, SNNP Region, Ethiopia (ssp aequatorialis)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 1 November 2010 3 years ago 17 sec 4.4
A bird resting on a branch and a close-up where the teeth on the beak are visible. Locality Wondo Genet, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp aequatorialis)
Josep del Hoyo 1 December 2005 9 years ago 32 sec 4.2
A bird in a fig tree, rubbing its beak after eating a fig. Locality Wondo Genet, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp aequatorialis)
Josep del Hoyo 1 December 2005 9 years ago 34 sec 3.9
looking for food Locality Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (ssp aequatorialis)
Daniêl Jimenez 21 September 2010 4 years ago 48 sec 3.9
A bird perched in a tree above Locality Awassa Lake, SNNP Region, Ethiopia (ssp aequatorialis)
Keith Blomerley 28 October 2013 1 year ago 21 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 15 photos
A perched bird
Krzysztof Blachowiak 22 November 2012 2 years ago 4.4
Perched in a tree
Locality Bahir Dar, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
John A Thompson 14 January 2012 3 years ago 4.3
Locality Jinja, Uganda (ssp aequatorialis)
Adam Riley 18 November 2006 46 weeks ago 3.7
Locality Shai Hills Resource Reserve, Greater Accra Region, Ghana (ssp bidentatus)
Arthur Grosset 24 May 2011 1 year ago 3.7
Adult perched on a branch.
Locality Kibale National Park, Uganda (ssp aequatorialis)
Adam Riley 10 November 2006 46 weeks ago 3.6
Adult perched in the canopy.
Locality Kakamega Forest, Kenya (ssp aequatorialis)
Adam Riley 21 May 2009 46 weeks ago 3.6
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