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    Facts on Umbrella Birds

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    Umbrella Bird Information 

    The Umbrella Bird is found in South American and Central American rainforests. 

    The Umbrella Bird is one of the largest in the Cotinga bird family. 

    Umbrella Birds are almost completely black with a crest on the top of their head that looks slightly like an umbrella hence their name. 

    Umbrella Birds have a wattle on their neck which inflates and amplifies their calls. 

    Female and male Umbrella Birds look similar but the females are usually smaller and have reduced crests and wattles. 

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    Order 

    The Umbrella Bird belongs to the Passeriformes order.


    Species

    You can get three different species of Umbrella Bird; the Long-Wattled Umbrella Bird, Amazonian Umbrella Bird and Bare-Necked Umbrella Bird. 


    Feeding 

    Primarily Umbrella Birds feed on large insects and fruits. If they need to Umbrella Birds will also eat small vertebrates such as lizards.  

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