Bearded Barbet

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.

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Details & Statistics

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

International Names

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