French: Cabézon de Frantzius German: Aztekenbartvogel Spanish: Cabezón cocora
P. L. Sclater
surrounds of San José, Costa Rica
NC Costa Rica (Tilarán Range) S in mountains to W Panama (Veraguas).
c. 18 cm; 54·5–72 g. Distinctive orangey brown-olive barbet with thick bill hooked and pronged. Male with black lores and chin, orange forecrown, elongated,... read more
Song commonly heard, series of hollow “kaw” to “aw” notes at c. 5–6... read more
Wet montane forest, edges, trees in clearings, and well-developed second growth. Extreme altitude... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits from over 30 species and 20 families of trees, shrubs and epiphytes, such as Ficus, and species of Clibadium, ... read more
Groups break up Feb–Mar, egg-laying Mar–Jun. Nests in territorial pairs, with much singing, countersinging, duetting. Cavity of... read more
None reported, presumably sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA. Often common in limited range, occurs in various parks and reserves in some... read more
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