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 1 year ago 42 sec 4.5
Bird sitting on a branch Locality Awassa Lake, SNNPR Region, Ethiopia (ssp aequatorialis)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 1 November 2010 2 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 8 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 8 years ago 34 sec 3.9
looking for food Locality Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (ssp aequatorialis)
Daniêl Jimenez 21 September 2010 3 years ago 48 sec 3.9
A bird perched in a tree above Locality Awassa Lake, SNNPR Region, Ethiopia (ssp aequatorialis)
Keith Blomerley 28 October 2013 45 weeks ago 21 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 14 photos
A perched bird
Krzysztof Blachowiak 22 November 2012 1 year ago 4.4
Perched in a tree
Locality Bahir Dar, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
John A Thompson 14 January 2012 2 years ago 4.3
Locality Jinja, Uganda (ssp aequatorialis)
Adam Riley 18 November 2006 7 weeks ago 3.7
Locality Shai Hills Resource Reserve, Greater Accra Region, Ghana (ssp bidentatus)
Arthur Grosset 24 May 2011 43 weeks ago 3.7
Adult perched on a branch.
Locality Kibale National Park, Uganda (ssp aequatorialis)
Adam Riley 10 November 2006 7 weeks ago 3.6
Adult perched in the canopy.
Locality Kakamega Forest, Kenya (ssp aequatorialis)
Adam Riley 21 May 2009 7 weeks ago 3.6
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