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About the Bearded Barbet

Also known as: Groove-billed Barbet

The Bearded Barbet is a species of barbet that lives in western parts of Africa. Bearded Barbets prefer a wooded habitat and are not migratory.

Bearded Barbets are cavity nesters. They also roost at night in tree cavities, in groups of two to five birds. They eat fruit, including figs, and insects.

The Bearded Barbet is a striking bird with a bold plumage of black and red. Their yellow eye patch stands out, as does their substantial bill.

Their conservation status is considered to be Least Concern as of May 2013.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 06 July 2013
Scientific Name Lybius dubius
  • Piciformes
  • Lybiidae
  • Lybius
  • L. dubius
Birdorable Family Toucans, Hornbills & Barbets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
9.5 inches
2.8 to 3.8 ounces

International Names

  • 须拟鴷 (Chinese)
  • vousák senegalský (Czech)
  • Saheltandskægfugl (Danish)
  • Zwartbandbaardvogel (Dutch)
  • loimuseppä (Finnish)
  • Barbican à poitrine rouge (French)
  • Furchenschnabel-Bartvogel (German)
  • Barbuto pettorosso (Italian)
  • ヒゲゴシキドリ [higegoshikidori] (Japanese)
  • Svartbelteskjeggfugl (Norwegian)
  • wasal zóltooki (Polish)
  • Сенегальская либия (Russian)
  • Barbudo Pechirrojo (Spanish)
  • Rödbröstad barbett (Swedish)

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