Family Cotingas (Cotingidae)

Endangered

Bare-necked Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus glabricollis)


Taxonomy

French: Coracine ombrelle German: Nacktkehl-Schirmvogel Spanish: Paragüero cuellicalvo
Taxonomy:

Cephalopterus glabricollis

Gould

, 1851,

Chiriquí, 8000 feet [c. 2440 m], Panama

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

Mountains and surrounding foothills and lowlands of Costa Rica (E from Cordillera Guanacaste) and Panama (E to Veraguas); in non-breeding season also S Nicaragua#R.

Descriptive notes

Male 41 cm, 450 g; female 36 cm, 320 g. Highly distinctive, with large crest; bill large, corvid-like. Male is black; umbrella-like crest, feathers outwardly curling and... read more

Voice

Male advertising call two resounding booms in quick succession, with accompanying dry hacking... read more

Habitat

Primary forest; 750–2100 m in breeding season, lowlands to 500 m in rest of year.

Food and feeding

Mainly fruit, supplemented by lizards, frogs and large insects. Plant families recorded in diet include Arecaceae, Flacourtiaceae,... read more

Breeding

Laying recorded in Apr in Costa Rica; probable season, indicated by male display, Mar–May or Jun. Male displays from subcanopy perch... read more

Movements

Regular seasonal migration in Costa Rica, spending much of year in lowlands and foothills, females... read more

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Central American Caribbean Slope EBA and Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA. Uncommon to rare, and local throughout range.... read more

Recommended citation

Snow, D. & Sharpe, C.J. (2017). Bare-necked Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus glabricollis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/57050 on 23 September 2017).