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The Umbrellabird is an altitudinal migrant (it migrates to different altitudes in the mountains instead of migrating across the land). Umbrellabirds breed in high-altitude cloud forests of the subtropical belt, at an altitude of 2,600 to 6,500 ft (800-2,000 m). During the non-breeding season, they live in lowlands and mountain foothills (mostly below 1,600 ft = 500 m).
Anatomy: The Umbrellabird has a tuft of forwards-facing black feathers on its head, giving it its name. It has a chunky body, a heavy, wide bill, and a big head.
Diet: Umbrellabirds eat fruit and small animals (including anoles, frogs, insect larvae, and large insects).
Reproduction: Umbrellabirds gather in small groups in order to choose a mate. In these areas, the females watch the loudly-calling males and choose their mate. This area is called a "lek."
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