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Long-wattled Umbrellabird Picture
 
 

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SPECIES INFO

The Long-wattled Umbrellabird, Cephalopterus penduliger, is a bird found in the humid forests of the Chocó of western Colombia and Ecuador. It is sensitive to habitat destruction, and its large size make it easy to hunt. Furthermore, only a few of the populations live within protected areas, so the bird is now considered vulnerable.

The bird's common name comes from the an long, inflatable wattle on the neck of the male, which is up to 35 cm long and covered in short, scaly feathers. The females, by contrast, have a reduced wattle and are only about half the size of the males.

Their diet is of insects and fruit. Their nest was first seen by scientists in 2003. In breeding season, the males shout a loud call.





                                     



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