French: Barbican bidenté German: Doppelzahn-Bartvogel Spanish: Barbudo bidentado
Subspecies and Distribution
P. b. bidentatus
(Shaw, 1799) – Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia E to C Cameroon.
P. b. aequatorialis
(Shelley, 1889) – E Cameroon E to C Ethiopia, S to NW Angola, N DRCongo, Burundi and NW Tanzania.
c. 23 cm; 65–91 g. Large, white-billed red and black barbet. Male nominate race glossy black above, with small white patch on lower back, narrow red wingbar; face and... read more
Song a buzzy trill of doubled notes at 23–35 per second for up to 15 seconds; pair-members... read more
Forest understorey, particularly at edges and around clearings, also secondary forest, streamside... read more
Food and feeding
Eats fruits and arthropods: avocados, figs, fruits of Musanga, papayas, red peppers, palm nuts; and ants, beetles, Hemiptera,... read more
Season long, perhaps all year in many areas; more often Nov–May in W Africa, also Apr–Nov in Cameroon, Gabon, Ethiopia and... read more
Resident and sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread, and reasonably common almost everywhere in range; locally common in Sierra Leone; uncommon and local in Nigeria; fairly common in Kenya;... read more
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