- Lybius dubius
- Black crown, back, tail and breast band
- Red throat and bell
- Yellow eye patch
- White rump
- Very thick and yellow large bill, well developed clump of bristles at the base
Sexes are similar
Woodland, thickets and orchards in dry areas, and gardens.
The diet includes fruit. The young are fed insects.
It nests in a tree hole which it excavates using its large bill. Incubation of the 2 white eggs lasts for 15 days. The young fledge after 40 days.
The call is a growling scrawk.
- Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Bearded Barbet. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 17 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Bearded_Barbet