The Grey-Winged Trumpeter (Psophia crepitans) is a small bird in the Psophiidae family.
The Grey-Winged Trumpeter has a blackish-grey back and a grey tail. Its outer wings are black and its inner wings are grey. It looks like a Guinea Fowl in shape. It has a long neck and long legs. Its beak is short and yellowish.
It measures 48-56 centimetres (19-22 inches) in length.
The Grey-Winged Trumpeter is native to the Amazon rain forest in South America.
It eats insects and fruit. It also eats snakes. It is terrestrial, living on the ground. It prefers to run from danger instead of flying away.
It lives in groups of about 50 individuals. It nests in hollow trees. The female lays 3-4 eggs. Many members of the group take turns to sit on the eggs until they hatch.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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