French: Coracine casquée German: Langlappen-Schirmvogel Spanish: Paragüero corbatudo
P. L. Sclater
Pallatanga, Chimborazo, Ecuador
Pacific slope of Andes in SW Colombia (S from Valle) and W Ecuador (S to El Oro).
Male 41 cm, female 36 cm; 1 male 338 g. Highly distinctive, with large crest; bill large, corvid-like. Male is black with bluish gloss, duller black on abdomen; umbrella-like... read more
Male advertising call a loud “boooh”, audible for c. 400 m, given at long intervals (19... read more
Humid forest, also secondary growth and traditional farmland; 80–1800 m.
Food and feeding
Fruits of species of palm (Arecaceae), nutmeg (Myristicaceae) and laurel (Lauraceae); also occasionally insects. Nestling in only nest... read more
Male displays from tree branch at traditional “exploded” lek, with up to 8–10 other males; leans forward, greatly expands... read more
Resident. Recorded in the past as occasionally wandering down from main high-altitude forest... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES III. Restricted-range species: present in Chocó EBA. Rare and local in all parts of range. Global population estimated at 10,000–20,000... read more
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