Bearded Bellbird (Procnias averano) - HBW 9, p. 105
French: Araponga barbu
Spanish: Campanero Barbudo
Taxonomy: Ampelis Averano Hermann, 1783, no locality = north-east Brazil.
Almost certainly most closely related to P. nudicollis, with which it shares several morphological characters in male (bare thigh patch, modification of outer primaries). Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- carnobarba (Cuvier, 1816) - extreme N Colombia (N end of Perijá Mts), N, SE & extreme S Venezuela, N Brazil (Roraima) and adjacent W Guyana; also Trinidad.
- averano (Hermann, 1783) - NE Brazil (S Maranhão and N Ceará S to Alagoas).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 9 videos
A female on the top of a dry branch and jumping down Locality Sierra de Lema, Canaima National Park, Bolívar State, Venezuela (ssp carnobarba)
DAVID ASCANIO 31 May 2007 5 years ago 3 sec 2.8
a male singing from atop a dead branch in Sierra de Lema at the peak of the breeding season Locality Canaima National Park, Bolívar State, Venezuela
DAVID ASCANIO 30 April 2008 2 years ago 13 sec 2.5
A perched male seen from below. Locality Sierra de Lema, Canaima National Park, Bolívar State, Venezuela (ssp carnobarba)
DAVID ASCANIO 1 March 2008 4 years ago 40 sec 2