Lybius bidentatus bidentatus
English : Double-toothed barbet
French : Barbiban bidenté
Class : Aves
Order : Piciformes
Family : Ramphastidae/Lybiidae
Notes : 1 other subspecies known
Broad and large whitish bill with two tooth-like projections on upper mandible. Upperparts and head black, broad white eyering. Breast and belly dark red. Broader red wing-bar for this subspecies.
Range and habitat
West Africa, subspecies found from Guinea-Bissau to central Cameroon. Occurs in forest understorey near forest edges and clearings, cultivated areas, gardens, to 2300 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is common and widespread. It occurs in many protected areas within its range and can adapt to a broad variety of habitats as long as enough tall trees remain.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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