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Long-wattled umbrellabird

(Cephalopterus penduliger)

Description

The male is 40–42 cm in height,with the female being slightly smaller at 35–37 cm.Both sexes are short-tailed and carry an erectile head crest;that of the male is slightly longer at 20–30 cm.The male is distinguished by a large throat wattle of feathers,while females and juveniles have no or a much smaller wattle.The length of the wattle can be controlled,and it is always retracted in flight.The male generally has black colored shafts in its feathers.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Cotingidae
Genus:Cephalopterus
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