Geographical Range Northern and central South America
Habitat Humid forests
Scientific Name Psophia crepitans
Conservation Status Common

These elusive birds are found in mature moist tropical forests, away from all human activity. They pick up ripe fruit off the forest floor, or remove it from small plants. Trumpeters gather in large flocks in forest clearings to perform elaborate and noisy courtship dances. These involve much strutting and leaping, and sometimes even somersaulting.

Did You Know?

The fruit-eating trumpeters pass the seeds intact, and in this way they help disperse fruit trees in the forest.