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The Capuchinbird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Capuchinbird or Calfbird (Perissocephalus tricolor) is a species of bird in the Cotingidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Perissocephalus. It is found in humid forests in north-eastern South America, almost entirely north of the Amazon River and east of Rio Negro. A thickset bird with a relatively heavy bill, its plumage is overall rich brown – approaching orange on the belly and undertail coverts – and the remiges and short tail are black. More

Capuchinbirds didn’t remain hidden for long however and a calling bird was seen well in the canopy. Others were heard around this site and later in the day even flying over the fork in the road and briefly in the relative open. Other birds at this site included Channel-billed Toucan and Spot-winged Antbird (for DL only). More

Small flocks seen in flight over the Escalera and Capuchinbird Road on several occasions. Black-headed Parrot Pionites melanocephala 4 at the Imataca Reserve on 7th July, and one along the Capuchinbird Road on 10th July. Dusky Parrot Pionus fuscus One at the Imataca Reserve on 6th July. Yellow-crowned Parrot Amazona ochrocephala ca15 at Cano Ajies on 4th July, one while driving between El Palmar and Las Claritas on 8th July. More

The seldom displayed and rarely seen Capuchinbird is one of the more intriguing birds in the rainforest. It is also commonly called the Calfbird because its call is somewhat similar to the sound of a cow mooing. Its brownish-orange color is highlighted by a bare, somewhat vulture-like head that is covered with dull-blue skin. Living near the elevator in Cafe Maya (on the outdoor patio but visible inside the facility) is the Victoria crowned pigeon, the largest pigeon species in the world. More

Leks for Capuchinbird have been found at the Iwokrama Field Station and Karanambu Ranch. The White Bellbird is regularly heard at the latter location, but finding this spectacular bird requires both perseverance and luck. More

Cock-of-the-rock, Capuchinbird, Crimson Fruitcrow and Rufous-winged Ground Cuckoo Guyana, a small South American country nestled on the Atlantic Coast east of Venezuela, hosts some of the last relatively unexplored wildernesses on Earth. The variety of pristine habitats, from lowland rainforests and the cool savannas of Surama Mountain to the waterways of the famed Rupununi and Kaieteur, one of the world’s highest waterfalls, ensures that this magical destination has something to offer every birder. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Cotingidae
Genus : Perissocephalus
Species : tricolor
Authority : (Müller, 1776)