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Procnias albus

Procnias albus, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Tyranni
Infraordo: Tyrannides
Parvordo: Tyrannida
Familia: Cotingidae
Genus: Procnias
Species: Procnias albus
Subspecies: P. a. albus - P. a. wallacei


Procnias albus (Hermann, 1783)


* Procnias alba

Vernacular names


Tabula affinitatum animalium p.213

The White Bellbird (Procnias albus) is a species of bird in the Cotingidae family. The specific epithet is often spelled alba, but albus is correct due to the gender of genus. It is found in forests in north-eastern South America in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Only the male is white; the female is overall olive with yellowish streaks below and resembles other bellbirds.

BirdLife International 2004. Procnias albus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 27 July 2007.

Further reading

Snow, D.W. (1982). The Cotingas: Bellbirds, Umbrella birds and their allies. British Museum Press. ISBN 0-19-858511-X

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