White Bellbird
White Bellbird

White Bellbird

NOTES ON THE BEHAVIOR OF THE WHITE BELLBIRD

Author(s): BARBARA K. Snow

White BellbirdLittle has been recorded of the White Bellbird (Procnias alba) in the field. In March 1960 I made brief observationso n a singlea dult male in the Kanaku Mountains of southern Guyana, but my description of the displays was very incomplete (B. K. Snow 1961, Auk 78: 150). In 1970 I again had the opportunity to return to the Kanaku Mountains. This time my husband and I camped for nearly 3 months by Karusu Creek, a tributary of Moco Moco Creek, about 5 miles northwest of Nappi Creek where the earlier observationsw ere made. Since my last visit I had completed a 3-year study of the closely related Bearded Bellbird (Procnias averand) in Trinidad.

Source: The Auk 90: 743-751, 1973

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