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SPECIES INFO

The Amazonian Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus ornatus) is a species of bird in the Cotingidae family. With a total length of up to 50 cm (20 in), the male Amazonian Umbrellabird is the largest passerine in South America. This species occurs in two main populations: One found in woodland and forest, mainly near rivers, in the Amazon Basin, and a second found in forested foothills of the eastern Andes. As the other umbrellabirds, the Amazonian Umbrellabird is almost entirely black, has a conspicuous crest on the top of their head, and an inflatable wattle on the neck, which serves to amplify their loud, booming calls.





                                     



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