This gregarious bird can be seen in flocks of 50 or more when not breeding. The trumpeter is monogamous and mates for life. The trumpeter is a rather weak flier and prefers to run rather than fly.
Habitat: Central and South American undisturbed forests
Diet in the wild: Insects and fruits picked up from ground
Diet at Caldwell Zoo: Orange, apple, banana, spring mix, squash, corn, grapes, crickets, fuzzies, mealworms, waxworms
Size: 19-22 inches; almost 3 pounds
Family: Monogamous; mate for life
Status: Near threatened; numbers decreasing
Did you know? Trumpeters are kept as pet alarm birds since they can be quite loud when disturbed. They also hunt snakes.