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Long-wattled Umbrellabird

From Opus

Cephalopterus penduliger
Photo © by mmdnjeBuenaventura, El Oro, Ecuador, July 2009
Photo © by mmdnje
Buenaventura, El Oro, Ecuador, July 2009

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[edit] Identification

41-51 cm (male) or 36-46 cm (female).
All black with overhanging crest and long wattle hanging from central chest. Female and immature similar, but crest smaller and wattle much reduced or absent.

[edit] Distribution

Western Andes of south-western Colombia and western Ecuador (south to El Oro)

[edit] Taxonomy

Monotypic[1]

[edit] Habitat

Humid forest at 150-1800 m asl.

[edit] Behaviour

Diet includes fruit.

[edit] Vocalizations

Males are known to display at leks and during displays give a foghorn-like booo sound. Females have an alarm call described as aaugh.

Reported as difficult to see outside lekking season.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156

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