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Psophia leucoptera

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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: Gruiformes
Familia: Psophiidae
Genus: Psophia
Species: Psophia leucoptera


Psophia leucoptera Spix, 1825


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Vernacular names
English: Pale-winged Trumpeter
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The Pale-winged Trumpeter (Psophia leucoptera), also known as the White-winged Trumpeter, is a species of bird in the Psophiidae family. It is found in the southwestern Amazon Basin of Brazil in a contiguous range between three river systems, including the Amazon, and into the upper reaches of the basin into parts of central Bolivia, and in eastern Peru. Like the Dark-winged Trumpeter, it is restricted to the southern Amazon Basin. The other member of the trumpeter family, the Grey-winged Trumpeter, is restricted to the northern Basin and the Guyanas.

The Pale-winged Trumpeter's habitat is tropical moist lowland forests.

Its reproductive behavior is the best known of the trumpeters'. Groups of adults defend a territory together. Several males mate with the dominant female, the dominant male doing so most often. She lays an average of three eggs in a hole in a tree, where both males and females incubate. The young hatch covered with thick, dark, cryptically patterned down. Soon afterwards, they jump down to the ground and follow the adults. Their call is a loud staccato trumpeting.


BirdLife International 2004. Psophia leucoptera. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007.
Holyoak, David; Colston, P. R. (2003). "Trumpeters". In Perrins, Christopher. The Firefly Encyclopedia of Birds. Firefly Books. pp. 213. ISBN 1-55297-777-3.

External links

Pale-winged Trumpeter videos on the Internet Bird Collection
Graphic-Psophia leucoptera; Article "Animal Diversity Web"–"Trumpeters"(3 species)
Stamp (for Cuba) "BirdTheme"–www.birdtheme.org
Photo; Article "Manu Biosphere Reserve," Peru

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