White bellbird

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White bellbird
Procnias albus - White bellbird (male).JPG
A male white bellbird at Carajás National Forest, State of Pará, Brazil.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cotingidae
Genus: Procnias
Species: P. albus
Binomial name
Procnias albus
(Hermann, 1783)

The white bellbird (Procnias albus) is a species of bird in the family Cotingidae. The specific epithet is often spelled alba, but albus is correct due to the gender of genus. It is found in forests in the Guianas, with small numbers in Venezuela and Pará. Only the male is white; the female is overall olive with yellowish streaks below and resembles other bellbirds.


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