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Angelbird
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Drawing by Michelle Hellstern
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Tyranni
Infraorder: Tyrannides
Parvorder: Tyrannida
Family: Cotingidae
Subfamily: Cotinginae
Tribe: Procniatini
Genus: Procnias
Species: P. albapinnis
Binomial name
Procnias albapinnis
Travis, 2301

The Angelbird, Procnias albapinna, is a species of cotinga found in Frost, Glennshire, Hera, Odysseus, Matterhorn and region of Devonshire; as well as Shire and Potsdam. It is a migratory species that breeds in Devonshire and surrounding countries.

It is a common species but it was classed as vulnerable until 2301.

Other names

Yellow-tailed bellbird, wire-crested cotinga

Description

The Angelbird is a small bird, 10-12" (25-30 cm) long. Its wingspan is 23" (58 cm). The male is a white bird with a striking, yellow wired crest with a yellow tail and bill with long, black wattles hanging down. The crest grows longer during the breeding season. The female is mostly a greyish-brown bird with no crest. In both sexes, the eyes are dark brown, almost black. Juveniles resemble females.

Similar species

No other white bird with a yellow crest lives in Devonshire. Even the female is unmistakeable.

It resembles the three-wattled bellbird.

Behaviour

Usually flies around 30 mph, but has been clocked at 80 mph when a peregrine falcon chased it, but it still remains dubious.

Diet

Mainly feeds on small fruits, but sometimes insects, especially when feeding chicks.

Calls

The male's call is a loud "INK-NK-INK-INK-NK-nk-nk-ink...!", slowing down in pitch and sounding like a bell. It lasts a few seconds but he may call over and over again.

Reproduction

The courtship remains highly unknown, because the fact that they are well-hidden. Males are said to be polygamous.

Distribution

It is found in Devonshire, Potsdam and Shire.

It migrates to southern Aifric.

References

  1. ^ Future IUCN

Based on...

Based on the Procnias cotingas with angelic, beautiful traits.

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