Definition of Cephalopterus ornatus
1. Noun. Black tropical American bird having a large overhanging crest and long feathered wattle.
Generic synonyms: Chatterer, Cotinga
Group relationships: Cephalopterus, Genus Cephalopterus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cephalopterus Ornatus
Literary usage of Cephalopterus ornatus
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1. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"Confined in its range to the forests of the plains of the Upper Amazon, the umbrella bird ( Cephalopterus ornatus ..."
2. The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex by Charles Darwin (1909)
"... inhabiting South America (Cephalopterus ornatus, fig. 40) is called the umbrella-bird, from its immense top knot, formed of bare white quills surmounted ..."
3. Travels in Peru During the Years 1838-1842: On the Coast, in the Sierra by Johann Jakob von Tschudi (1847)
"... the black ox-bird (Cephalopterus ornatus, Geoff.), the Toro- pishu, of the ... In some parts of the Montana the Cephalopterus ornatus is called Yana ..."
4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1871)
"Cephalopterus ornatus Vieill. This Umbrella Bird came from the Upper Amazon. It was formerly thought to be confined to the islands in the Rio Negro. ..."
5. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"... the feathers at the bottom of the breast form a sort of pendent dewlap. From the banks of the Amazon; Cephalopterus ornatus, Geoff., Ann. du Mus. ..."
6. The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. by Charles Darwin (1871)
"... or Cephalopterus ornatus (male, from Brehm). - convoluted, like a French horn, and is deeply embedded in the sternum. In the wild swan (C^rews/ents) it ..."
7. The Birds of Jamaica: Being a History of the Bird, Its Structure, and Habits by Philip Henry Gosse, Alfred Edmund Brehm, Richard Hill (1874)
"... one of the Umbrella-birds (Cephalopterus ornatus) brays like a trumpeter, from which it gets its name; ..."