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Lybius dubius (Bearded Barbet)

Wikipedia Abstract

The bearded barbet (Lybius dubius) is an African barbet. Barbets and toucans are a group of near passerine birds with a worldwide tropical distribution. The barbets get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills. The bearded barbet is a common resident breeder in tropical west Africa. It is an arboreal species of gardens and wooded country which eats fruit, although the young are fed on insects. It nests in a tree hole, laying 2 white eggs. \n* \n* Head and "beard" \n* At Warsaw Zoo, Poland \n* At Birdworld, UK
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.72229
EDGE Score: 1.74437


Adult Weight [1]  90 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  70 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  30 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  50 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  50 %
Clutch Size [3]  2


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Cameroonian Highlands forests Cameroon, Nigeria Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
East Sudanian savanna Chad, Central African Republic, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Guinean forest-savanna mosaic Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Senegal Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Guinean montane forests Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
West Sudanian savanna Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Niger, Nigeria Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Abuko Nature Reserve IV 264 Gambia
Bamingui-Bangoran Conservation Area National Park II 2783298 Central African Republic  
Foret Classee de la Mare Aux Hippopotames Bird Reserve IV 37906 Burkina Faso  
Reserve de la Biosphere de la Pendjari Biosphere Reserve 217453 Benin  
The W Region National Park II 549843 Niger  

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
'W' National Park Niger A1, A3
Amurum woodlands (Taboru) Nigeria A3
Arli: W: Singou complex Burkina Faso A3, A4ii
Assop Falls and hills Nigeria A3
Bamingui-Bangoran National Park complex Central African Republic A3
Bénoué National Park Cameroon A3
Bérégadougou hill Burkina Faso A3
Boucle du Baoulé Mali A3
Bozoum Central African Republic A3
Bui National Park Ghana A3
Chutes de la Sala Guinea A1, A3
Comoe National Park C A3
Damongo Scarp Forest Reserve Ghana A3
Delta du Saloum Senegal A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Diéfoula: Logoniégué forest Burkina Faso A3
Dulombi Guinea-Bissau A3
Falaise de Bandiagara Mali A3
Falgore and Lame Burra Game Reserves Nigeria A3
Faro National Park Cameroon A3
Ferlo South Senegal A3
Gambaga Scarp (East) Forest Reserve Ghana A3
Gashiga: Demsa Cameroon A3
Gbele Resource Reserve Ghana  
Hadejia-Nguru wetlands Nigeria A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Kaboré Tambi: Nazinga: Sissili complex Burkina Faso A3
Kagoro: Nindam Forest Reserves Nigeria A3
Kainji Lake National Park Nigeria A3
Kamuku National Park Nigeria A3
Kéran National Park Togo A3
Kiang West National Park Gambia A3
Kyabobo (proposed) National Park Ghana  
La Petite Côte Senegal A1, A4i
Lagoas de Cufada Guinea-Bissau A1, A3
Lake Kompienga Burkina Faso A3, A4iii
Lower Kaduna: Middle Niger flood-plain Nigeria A1, A3, A4ii
Mafou Guinea A3
Makalondi district Niger A3
Mare aux Hippopotames Burkina Faso A3
Mayo-Louti Forest Reserve Cameroon A3
Mole National Park Ghana A3
Ngaoundaba Ranch Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Nialama Guinea A3
Niayes (from Dakar to St Louis) Senegal A4i
Oti Valley Faunal Reserve Togo A3
Ouagadougou forest Burkina Faso A3
Ouémé river basin Benin A3
Pandam Wildlife Park Nigeria A3
Parc National de Basse Casamance Senegal A1, A3
Parc National du Niokolo-Koba Senegal A3
Pendjari National Park Benin A3
Prufu: Darsilami area Gambia A3
Sirakoroni: Tyènfala Mali A1, A2, A3
Sunvit Farm Nigeria A3
Tankwidi Forest Reserve Ghana A3
W du Bénin National Park Benin A3
Yankari National Park Nigeria A3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Guinean Forests of West Africa Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Togo No


Parasitized by 
Thaumasiolepis microarmata <Unverified Name>[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Amazon World
Attica Zoological Park S.A.
Birdland Park & Gardens
Birmingham Zoo
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Calgary Zoo, Garden & Prehistoric Park
Cologne Zoo
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Dallas Zoo
Denver Zoological Gardens
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Edinburgh Zoo-Scottish National Zoo
Granby Zoo / Zoo de Granby
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Lee Richardson Zoo
Leeds Castle Enterprises Ltd.
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodz
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Wybrzeza
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
Nagyerdei Kultúrpark KHT.
Ogrod Zoobotaniczny Torun
Oklahoma City Zoological Park
Parc Zoologic de Barcelona
Park i Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie
Reid Park Zoo
Rome Zoo-Fondazione Bioparco di Roma
Safari West
Saint Louis Zoological Park
San Diego Wild Animal Park
San Diego Zoo
Sunset Zoo
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
The National Trust
Tiergarten Heidelberg
Toledo Zoological Gardens
Topeka Zoological Park
Ueno Zoological Gardens
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zoo Atlanta
Zoo Dvur Kralove, a.s.
Zoo New England, Franklin Park Zoo
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zoo Zürich
Zoological Garden Prague
Zoological Society of London
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen
Zoologischer Garten Frankfurt
Zoologischer Garten Leipzig
Zoologischer Garten Schmiding

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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