Grey-Winged Trumpeter

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.

Gray-Winged Trumpeter

Psophia crepitans

Distribution: Dense forests of Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana

Diet in the Wild: Fruits, arthropods such as spiders and insects, small vertebrates (including snakes!)

Diet at Caldwell Zoo: Grain, greens, varied fruits and vegetables, meal worms and crickets

IUCN Red List Status: Near threatened, population decreasing

Threats: Deforestation of the Amazon Basin resulting in habitat loss, hunting pressures

Interesting Facts:

Despite their tendency to remain on the ground and their fluffy appearance, gray-winged trumpeters are capable of limited flight and will fly into trees at night to sleep.

Gray-winged trumpeter chicks hatch already covered in a layer of down and are ready for their first meal almost immediately. Feeding the chicks is a duty shared by all members of the flock.

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