umbrellabird

umbrella bird

noun
any of several large trogons of the genus Cephalopterus, of Central and South America, as C. ornatus, having an umbrellalike crest above the head.
Also, umbrellabird.


Origin:
1840–50

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umbrella bird
 
n
a black tropical American passerine bird, Cephalopterus ornatus, having a large overhanging crest and a long feathered wattle: family Cotingidae (cotingas)

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umbrellabird

any of three species of cotingas (family Cotingidae, order Passeriformes) of tropical American forests. They are notable for their unique, umbrella-like crest and for the pendant suspended from the throat, which is an inflatable wattle. When displaying, the male spreads the crest to cover his head and, at the same time, makes rumbling noises.

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