Synonyms for billed_barbet or Related words with billed_barbet
Examples of "billed_barbet"
("Lybius guifsobalito") is a species of bird in the Lybiidae family.
("Trachyphonus purpuratus") is a species of bird in the Lybiidae family.
The "Semnornis" barbets are fairly large barbets, measuring between . The toucan barbet is larger than the prong-
and considerably heavier. They possess large, swollen bills and lack strong sexual dimorphism in their plumage. The plumage of the prong-
is orange-brown, and that of the toucan barbet is more distinctively patterned with black, red, grey and gold.
("Semnornis frantzii") is a distinctive, relatively large-billed bird native to humid highland forest in Costa Rica and western Panama.
It often has been placed with the other barbets in the Capitonidae. However, DNA studies have confirmed that this arrangement is paraphyletic; New World barbets are more closely related to toucans than they are to Old World barbets. As a result, the barbet lineages are considered distinct families; the prong-
and the toucan barbet now form a separate family, Semnornithidae.
The toucan-barbets are the small bird genus Semnornis. This was often included in the paraphyletic barbets but recently usually considered a distinct family Semnornithidae; alternatively, all barbets might be moved to the toucan family Ramphastidae as a subfamily, Semnornithinae. It contains only two species, the toucan barbet ("S. ramphastinus") and the prong-
He is commemorated in the names of a number of animals, including the prong-
"Semnornis frantzii", the fiery-billed aracari "Pteroglossus frantzii", the mountain elaenia "Elaenia frantzii" and the ruddy-capped nightingale-thrush "Catharus frantzii". The botanical genus "Frantzia" (Cucurbitaceae) was named in his honor by Henri Pittier.
The "Semnornis" toucan-barbets are found in the Neotropics. The prong-
is restricted to the humid highland forests of Costa Rica and Panama. The toucan barbet is found in similar habitats in the western montane forests of Ecuador and Colombia. In addition to primary forest they may occupy forest edges and secondary growth. Neither species is migratory, and young birds do not appear to disperse very far after fledging; young toucan barbets only disperse 0.5 km.
The Semnornithidae are highly social, and may be seen either in small groups of up to five or six individuals, or as singles. They are active during the day and are early risers. The prong-
sleeps in communal roosts at night in the non-breeding season. As many as 19 birds may roost together in a hole, either a modified nest or the abandoned nest of a woodpecker. During the breeding season pairs roost in their own nests.
In the past the species was grouped with the other barbets in the Capitonidae family. However, DNA studies have confirmed that this arrangement is paraphyletic; the New World barbets are more closely related to the toucans than they are to the Old World barbets. As a result, the barbet lineages are now considered to be distinct families, and the toucan barbet, together with the prong-
, is now placed into the separate family Semnornithidae.
prefers cool, wet, moss-festooned mountain forest with large trees and adjacent habitat. Eats mainly fruits of trees and epiphytes, although it occasionally takes insects or flower petals. Flight is direct with rapid and buzzy wingbeats. The frequently heard and distinctive song is a throaty "cwa-cwa-cwa-cwa..." duet given by mated pair or two individuals in a group. Pairs nest March–May in an unlined woodpecker cavity, with 4–5 eggs in the nest.
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