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Procnias nudicollis

Procnias nudicollis, 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 nudicollis


Procnias nudicollis (Vieillot, 1817)

Vernacular names
English: Bare-throated Bellbird
Español: Pájaro campana
Português: Araponga, Ferreiro

The Bare-throated Bellbird (Procnias nudicollis) is a species of bird in the Cotingidae family. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss and by poaching for cage birds. It raises the attraction of collectors because of the adult males's showy coloration (shiny white with the skin of the throth bare and turquoise blue; the female, as well as both sexes juveniles, are mostly light or olive green with a black head) and call - a sharp sound like that of a hammer striking an anvil or a bell, emitted by the male in the wild while it perches on a high branch in order to attract a mate. A fruit-eating species, it acts in the ecology of the Atlantic rainforest as a dispersor of seeds[2]. Despite its vulnerable status, it can be found in an unusual urban setting, a juvenile male having recently (2007) been photographed foraging in one of the campuses of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro set in an artificial island in the vicinity of the heavily polluted Guanabara Bay [3]; another specimen had already been spotted in 2005 at the Ibirapuera Park in São Paulo [4]


^ BirdLife International (2008). "Procnias nudicollis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 4th September 2011.
^ Prefeitura.sp.gov.br - Municipality of São Paulo site, in Portuguese
^ Guiserpa.com - Brazilian birdwatcher's photographic site
^ "Estudo revela 120 espécies de ave no Ibirapuera" ["Study uncovers 120 bird species at Ibirapuera"]Folha de S.Paulo, 12th. October 2005

BirdLife International 2004. Procnias nudicollis. 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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