- Procnias tricarunculatus
25 cm-30 cm (9¾-11¾ in) female smaller than male
- Chestnut brown body, tail, and wings
- White head
- Black eye-ring, eye-stripe, and bill
- Three worm-like wattles of skin hang from the base of the bill; they can be 10 cm, and the middle of the three can be erected into an upright position
- Less striking in appearance
- Golden-brown across the back of the wings and tail
- White streaking on the face
- Buffy-streaked throat
- Golden-brown streaking down the chest
- Pale-gray undertail coverts
Their main diet consists of fruit, particularly from laurels.
The female constructs the nest.
Delivers a distinctive, very loud "bonk" sound at regular intervals from a favorite perch at the top of the canopy. This can be heard for a considerable distance, and is a characteristic sound of the rain forest of Central America in the regions where it survives.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Howell & Webb, 1995. A guide to the birds of Mexico and northern Central America. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198540124
- Ridgely & Gwynne 1989. Birds of Panama. Princeton Paperbacks. ISBN 0691025126
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2019)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Three-wattled Bellbird. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 28 September 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Three-wattled_Bellbird