Bird Families

Senegalese Libya (Lybius dubius)

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A bird from the family of African beards, living in Africa north of the equator. Weight is about 100 g. Female and male have a similar body weight. There is no sexual dimorphism. At the base of the beak there are black, bristly feathers directed forward.

Senegalese Libya is spread from the south of Senegal to the south of Mali. In a southern direction, the area of ​​distribution extends to Guinea, Ghana, Habitats are located at an altitude of no higher than 1500 m above sea level.

Senegalese Libya inhabits relatively dry regions with tall trees, near which there are thickets. In addition, it inhabits the outskirts of the cultural landscape, abandoned farms and plantations, orchards, isolated copses and secondary forests.

Birds live in small groups of up to 5 adult birds. The diet consists mainly of fruits. Insects supplement the diet. Reproduction biology is poorly understood.

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