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Long-wattled Umbrellabird

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  • Aegithalos caudatus
  • Tits, Chickadees & Kinglets

About the Long-wattled Umbrellabird

The Long-wattled Umbrellabird is a unique species of bird found in parts of South America. They live in coastal parts of Colombia and Ecuador, in tropical forest habitat.

The Long-wattled Umbrellabird is one of three species of Umbrellabird. All of the birds in this genus are found in South America. They are all named for the conspicuous curved umbrella-like crest on the head. The Long-wattled Umbrellabird is also named for the large inflatable wattle that hangs from the chest of male birds. During courtship, the wattle may be inflated as part of displays that are performed by multiple birds on leks.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 19 June 2015
Scientific Name Cephalopterus penduliger
  • Passeriformes
  • Cotingidae
  • Cephalopterus
  • C. penduliger
Birdorable Family Trogons, Cotingas & Compadres
Conservation Status Vulnerable
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 18 August 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
14 to 16 inches
12 ounces
Range South America


The Long-wattled Umbrellabird has a conservation status of Vulnerable to extinction as of June 2015. The species faces threats from habitat loss, particularly deforestation in South America. The species also has a relatively small native range. The population trend is decreasing.

International Names

  • 长耳垂伞鸟 (Chinese)
  • vranucha dlouholaločnatá (Czech)
  • Hjelmparasolfugl (Danish)
  • Ecuadoraanse Parasolvogel (Dutch)
  • käpyröyhelökotinga (Finnish)
  • Coracine casquée (French)
  • Langlappen-Schirmvogel (German)
  • Uccello parasole caruncolato (Italian)
  • ナガエカサドリ [nagaekasadori] (Japanese)
  • Andesparasollfugl (Norwegian)
  • strojnoczub dlugobrody (Polish)
  • Anambé-papudo (Portuguese)
  • Эквадорская зонтичная птица (Russian)
  • Paragüero Corbatudo (Spanish)
  • Pendelparasollfågel (Swedish)