French: Coracine ornée German: Kurzlappen-Schirmvogel Spanish: Paragüero ornado
É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
Barcelos, Rio Negro, Brazil
Almost entire Amazon Basin, from Andean foothills in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, E to S Venezuela (drainage of upper and middle R Orinoco), locally SW Guyana, and Brazil (E to R Negro and R Xingu drainages, S to S Mato Grosso, just extending to headwaters of R Paraguai).
Male 48–51 cm, probably c. 500 g; female 41–43 cm, 1 bird 380 g. The largest Neotropical passerine. Highly distinctive, with huge crest; bill large, corvid-like.... read more
Male advertising call a deep, melodious, far-carrying boom. Variety of deep but not loud... read more
Two distinct habitats. In Amazonia and R Orinoco region, forest along riverbanks and on river... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits and large insects; occasionally lizards (Anolis recorded). Fruits include those of palms, Byrsonima (Malpighiaceae... read more
Laying recorded in Jul in Brazil (Mato Grosso) and Oct in Ecuador; nest-building in Oct in SE Peru. Females on nest recorded also in Oct in... read more
None recorded. Significance of single old record from mouth of Amazon (Mexiana I), well outside... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES III. Scarce or rare in much of range; locally uncommon to fairly common. Numbers reduced, and often quite local in occurrence;... read more
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