Long-wattled Umbrellabird

The bird's common name comes from the a 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.

The Long-wattled Umbrellabird is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

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 a long, inflatable wattle on the neck of the male, which is up to 35 cm long and covered in short, scaly feathers. More

35 cm (14 in) in the Long-wattled Umbrellabird, but it is smaller in the two remaining species, and covered in bare, bright red skin in the Bare-necked Umbrellabird. Females resemble males, but are noticeably smaller and have a reduced crest and wattle. They feed on fruits, large insects and occasionally small vertebrates (e.g. lizards). The males gather in loose leks, where they call and extend their wattle to attract females. More

the biology of the long-wattled umbrellabird and surveys of its population, which will help towards developing conservation strategies for this unusual species. More

The long-wattled umbrellabird is threatened with deforestation and consequent habitat fragmentation. The habitat fragmentation is due to logging and agrarian development, such as livestock ranching, and oil palm and banana plantations. The geographic range of this species is estimated at 21,000 mi2 (54,000 km2). SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS Various tribes may use the wattles for ornamentation in their artifacts. More

Videos and images Long-wattled umbrellabird perched on branch The long-wattled umbrellabird gains its name from the rather bizarre and striking features of the male of the species. The male bird has a large crest, composed of hair-like feathers, extending over the bill, and a long, black feathered wattle ... More

Long-wattled umbrellabird perched on branch Long-wattled umbrellabird perched on branchPrint factsheet Facts - Spanish: Pájaro-paraguas Longuipendulo Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Cotingidae Genus Cephalopterus (1) Size More

a Long-wattled Umbrellabird lek within the reserve, Umbrellabird Lodge has the most amazing hummingbird feeders we have seen anywhere! You simply won’t believe the number of hummingbirds coming in! The forest there is lovely, and a number of other specialties are possible, including the rare endemic El Oro Parakeet. Podacarpus National Park has stunning vistas of high-elevation cloud-forest, and amazing birds such as Bearded Guan, Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan, and a variety of fancy tanagers including Hooded Mountain-Tanager and Red-hooded Tanager. More

The Long-wattled Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus penduliger) got its name from the long wattle that the male carries, which is about 35 cm long and covered in short, scaly feathers. The females, by contrast, not only do not have a wattle, but are only about half the size of the males, and resemble crows. Description Umbrellabirds have sharp and powerful claws to secure good grips on branches during calling. More

the long-wattled umbrellabird (Cephalopterus penduliger), found west of the Andes in Ecuador and Colombia, the wattle may be 28 cm (11... Other The following is a selection of items (artistic styles or groups, constructions, events, fictional characters, organizations, publications) associated with "long-wattled umbrellabird" * umbrellabird (bird) Expand Your Research: Try searching magazines and ebooks for "long-wattled umbrellabird". No results found. More

long-wattled umbrellabird (Cephalopterus penduliger), found west of the Andes in Ecuador and Colombia, the wattle may be 28 cm (11 inches) long and is entirely shingled with short, black feathers. The bare-necked umbrellabird (C. glabricollis) of Panama and Costa Rica has a short, round wattle, which is bright red and unfeathered. The latter two species are considered by some authorities to be subspecies of C. ornatus. More

Conservation of the Long-wattled Umbrellabird in the Ecuadorian Choco Location: Choco rainforest, northwestern Ecuador Species: Long-wattled Umbrellabird Abstract: This grant will support for a yearlong Honors Thesis research project, to be conducted by an Ecuadorian university student. The proposed research will focus on the Long-wattled Umbrellabird, an endangered species of bird endemic to the Choco forests of Colombia and northwestern Ecuador. More

The Long-wattled Umbrellabird is a spectacular bird with a truly outlandish appearance. Males have highly evolved crests, wattles, plumage, displays, and song, and are nearly double the size of females. During the mating season, males congregate every morning in lek sites, where they display to females. In this unusual mating system, females visit the lek sites only to copulate, and take care of all other aspects of rearing young by themselves. More

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Picture of Cephalopterus penduliger above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution.
Original source: Frank Wouters
Author: Frank Wouters
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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Cotingidae
Genus : Cephalopterus
Species : penduliger
Authority : Sclater, 1859