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 47 weeks 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 1 year ago 23 sec 3.6
A bird in a fruiting tree Locality Poás region, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Max Roth 28 February 2001 8 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 1 year 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 4 days ago ADDED LAST WEEK 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 8 weeks ago 3.5
Una hembra, posada en un arbol.
Locality Poás region, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
Carmelo López 26 October 2006 3 years ago 3.3
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 2.9