Bare-necked umbrellabird

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Bare-necked umbrellabird
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illustration of male
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cotingidae
Genus: Cephalopterus
C. glabricollis
Binomial name
Cephalopterus glabricollis
Gould, 1851

The bare-necked umbrellabird (Cephalopterus glabricollis) is a species of bird in the family Cotingidae. It is found in Costa Rica and Panama. Umbrellabird populations moved from highlands to lowlands and vice versa, as was proposed by Stiles (1985, 1988), and supported previous observations that male umbrellabirds return to the same breeding area every year. Bare-necked Umbrellabirds live only in forests and their diet consists mainly of fruits.

This is the largest passerine in its range and among the largest members of the cotinga family, although the Amazonian umbrellabird is slightly larger. Males, at 41 cm (16 in) and 450 g (1 lb) are larger than females, at 36 cm (14 in) and 320 g (11.3 oz).[2]

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2013). "Cephalopterus glabricollis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Bare-necked umbrellabird videos, photos and facts - Cephalopterus glabricollis". ARKive. Archived from the original on 2010-12-26. Retrieved 2011-01-07.


Chaves-Campos, J., Arévalo, J., & Araya, M. (2003). Altitudinal movements and conservation of Bare-necked Umbrellabird Cephalopterus glabricollis of the Tilarán Mountains, Costa Rica. Bird Conservation International, 13(1), 45-58. doi:10.1017/S0959270903003046

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