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The Umbrellabird

I just discovered this cool long-wattled bird and I just had to feature it! Its unusual just as its name. 

nature-and-biodiversity — Long-Wattled Umbrellabird Cephalopterus...

Image: The long-wattled Umbrella beauty!

🐦 The Umbrellabirds are found in rainforests of Central and South America.

🐦 These birds are notable for their unique, umbrella-like crest and for the pendant suspended from the throat, which is an inflatable wattle.

Paragüero cuellicalvo - Bare-necked Umbrellabird - Nacktkehl-Schirmvogel - Coracine ombrelle

Image: The Bare-Necked Umbrellabird

🐦 They spend most of their lives in the canopies of tall trees.

🐦 Although the Umbrellabird can fly short distances, their large size makes flying difficult and it tends to hop from branch to branch.

Adult male Amazonian Umbrella Bird along the Manu Road.

Image: The Amazonian Umbrellabird

🐦 There are 3 species of Umbrellabirds: the Long-Wattled, the Amazonian, and the Bare-Necked. 

Via Adela Espinosa, see the long-wattled umbrellabird in its natural habitat. At 44 seconds and again at 1:19, listen carefully, and you’ll hear the sound it makes. It’s like a ship horn or the sound the tripods make in War of the Worlds! 💙

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Reference/s: britannica.com; a-z-animals.com; YouTube

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