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 3 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 4 years ago 17 sec 4.4
A bird in a fig tree, taking a fig and eating it. Locality Wondo Genet, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp aequatorialis)
Josep del Hoyo 1 December 2005 10 years ago 47 sec 4.3
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 10 years ago 32 sec 4.2
looking for food Locality Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (ssp aequatorialis)
Daniêl Jimenez 21 September 2010 5 years ago 48 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 10 years ago 34 sec 3.9
PhotosSee all 18 photos
A perched bird
Locality Arba Minch, SNNP Region, Ethiopia
Paul van Giersbergen 25 December 2012 27 weeks ago 4.8
A perched bird
Krzysztof Blachowiak 22 November 2012 3 years ago 4.5
A male at the top of a small tree.
Locality Entebbe, Uganda (ssp aequatorialis)
Frederic Pelsy 3 October 2015 16 weeks ago 4.3
Perched in a tree
Locality Bahir Dar, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
John A Thompson 14 January 2012 4 years ago 4.3
Locality Jinja, Uganda (ssp aequatorialis)
Adam Riley 18 November 2006 1 year ago 3.7
Locality Shai Hills Resource Reserve, Greater Accra Region, Ghana (ssp bidentatus)
Arthur Grosset 24 May 2011 2 years ago 3.7
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