Rainforest Biodiversity Guide

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Amazonian Umbrellabird
Amazonian Umbrellabird

Scientific Name: Cephalopterus ornatus

Category: Animal

Primary Layer: Emergent Layer

Fun Facts:

  • Spend nearly their entire lives in the canopy.
  • Cephalopterus ornatus is a black tropical American bird having a large overhanging crest and long feathered wattle.
  • The Umbrella Bird is about the size of a crow, averaging about 18 inches in length. Its colour is entirely black, but varied with metallic blue tints on the outer margin of the feathers. The colour of the iris is greyish white. It is a powerful bird, the bill being very large and strong, the feet short, and the claws acute.