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BeardedBellbird 100301 6211
Bearded Bellbird (Procnias averano)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Cotingidae
Genus Procnias

Procnias or Neotropical Bellbirds (or simply Bellbird), is a genus of cotingas in the Cotingidae family, found in the Neotropics. In some parts of their range, they are sometimes referred to as "araponga". They are all restricted to tropical or subtropical humid forested regions, often in low mountains or foothills. As indicated by their common name, they all have very loud voices.

Three of the four species are restricted to South America, while the last, the Three-wattled Bellbird, is restricted to southern Central America.

They are strongly sexually dimorphic. Males have an at least partially white plumage, and facial wattles or bare facial skin. Females lack the wattles/bare facial skin, and are overall olive with yellowish streaks below.


White Bellbird (Hermann, 1783) (Procnias albus)
Bearded Bellbird (Hermann, 1783) (Procnias averano)
Bare-throated Bellbird (Vieillot, 1817) (Procnias nudicollis)
Three-wattled Bellbird (Verreaux and Verreaux, 1853) (Procnias tricarunculatus)