French: Coracine ombrelle German: Nacktkehl-Schirmvogel Spanish: Paragüero cuellicalvo
Chiriquí, 8000 feet [c. 2440 m], Panama
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.
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
Male advertising call two resounding booms in quick succession, with accompanying dry hacking... read more
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
Laying recorded in Apr in Costa Rica; probable season, indicated by male display, Mar–May or Jun. Male displays from subcanopy perch... read more
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
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