A vibrantly colorful bird decked out in lavish crimson and black finished off with a rather large ivory colored bill

The double-toothed barbet (Lybius bidentatus) is a plump-looking bird that ranges in size from 20 to 25 cm.

His beak is broad and off-white, and the skin surrounding his eyes is a golden color.

A vibrantly colorful bird decked out in lavish crimson and black finished off with a rather large ivory colored bill

The upper side of the double-toothed barbet’s body is black, with a patch of white feathers on the back.

He has a crimson breast with a white patch on the side.

The only difference between males and females is that females have lines of black feathers on the white side patch.

These birds may be found in a range of environments near fig trees, including woodland, gardens, farmed areas, and forest borders.

The Double-toothed Barbet is a solitary bird that feeds on a variety of fruits.

They will also go to farms and collect farmed fruits and vegetables.

A vibrantly colorful bird decked out in lavish crimson and black finished off with a rather large ivory colored bill

Fruit is consumed whole, with indigestible debris such as seed pits regurgitated afterwards.

They will, however, feed on insects such as ants, cicadas, dragonflies, crickets, locusts, beetles, moths, mantids, and, on rare occasions, scorpions and centipedes.

Lizards, frogs, and geckos are also possible prey.

Breeding can occur all year when a male double-toothed barbet puts on a show for a female.

He also has white feather patches on his flank. The courting birds will preen and move back and forth.

The male may sometimes tap a nest entrance to entice the female.

A vibrantly colorful bird decked out in lavish crimson and black finished off with a rather large ivory colored bill

When nesting, the female lays approximately two and four white eggs.

The eggs are incubated for roughly 13 days.

Adult birds feed the nestlings insects at first, then largely fruit later on.

The parents and helpers of the hatchlings remove excrement from the nest. The hatchlings fledge after 37 to 39 days.

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