Prong-billed Barbet (Semnornis frantzii) - HBW 7, p. 218
French: Cabézon de Frantzius
Spanish: Cabezón Cocora
Taxonomy: Tetragonops frantzii P. L. Sclater, 1864, surrounds of San José, Costa Rica.
Relationship with S. ramphastinus suggested by bill morphology, but probably not very closely related. Monotypic.
Distribution: NC Costa Rica (Tilaran Range) S in mountains to W Panama (W Veraguas).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
An Adult carving its nest on a dead trunk Locality Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve, Monteverde, Costa Rica
birdinginmonteverde 31 March 2013 1 year ago 1 min 4 sec 4.7
a pair nesting in a tree hole Locality Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve, Monteverde, Costa Rica
DAVID ASCANIO 12 July 2010 3 years ago 44 sec 4.1
A pair viewed from below Locality Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve, Monteverde, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 4 April 2001 2 years ago 23 sec 4
A bird in a fruiting tree Locality Poás region, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Max Roth 28 February 2001 9 years ago 29 sec 3.3
bird in tree Locality Sendero Los Quetzales, Volcan Baru National Park, Chiriquí Province, Panama
Keith and Lynn Youngs 27 February 2012 2 years ago 38 sec 2.9
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bird perched on a branch
Locality Barva Volcano, Heredia Province, Costa Rica
Róger Rodríguez 1 February 2014 24 weeks ago 4
Una hembra, posada en un arbol.
Locality Poás region, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
Carmelo López 26 October 2006 4 years ago 4
A bird on a branch.
Locality Cinchona, Heredia Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Nick Athanas 17 November 2005 5 years ago 3.9
Perched on a branch close to the field station.
Locality San Gerardo Field Station, Children's Eternal Rainforest, Monteverde, Costa Rica
Lee Hunter 17 March 2012 1 year ago 3.8
in the lodge's garden
Locality Selva Verde Lodge, Chilamate, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica
Chris Chafer 11 December 2007 31 weeks ago 3.5
bird moving fast through lower vegetation close to Boquete Tree Trek Hotel
Locality Boquete, Chiriquí Province, Panama
Thore Noernberg 20 December 2012 1 year ago 3