Trumpeter, Grey-winged


Psophia crepitans


The grey-winged trumpeter has a long neck and long legs. The beak is short. Body is black with gray on the wings. Neck is metallic purple and green.

Family

Psophiidae

Order

Gruiformes

Class

Aves

Range

norther South America

Habitat

Dense rainforests

Life Expectancy

Unknown

Sexual Maturity

Unknown

Diet

In the wild, mostly fruit and insects.

Status

IUCN - Near Threatened

Behaviors

The grey-winged trumpeter is a social bird, living in flocks of three to fifteen. They commonly roost in trees at night, starting territorial calls two hours after sunset. Territories are permanent and large; they must provide enough fruit for the flock for the entire year. Breeding occurs after courtship between the male and female and after male-male competition. Between two and four eggs are laid. Incubation lasts 28 days. Several members of the group participate in incubation. Chicks become self-reliant around 3 months of age.

Adaptions

Special Interests

Folklore

Conservation

Jacksonville Zoo History

Exhibit

Australian Adventure