A special bird
Birds are no exception; many of them have unique traits that set them apart from other animals.
Some have huge beaks, while others sport flame-colored mohawks and colorful feathers that look like they were taken from a rainbow.
Others appear to be sporting mustaches in the Fu Man Chu fashion.
Some of the birds seem to have emerged from a book of children’s fairy tales.
He has three long wattles that hang from his beak to the ceiling and a bright white face, head, but not neck.
Don’t they look like the famous Fu Man Chu mustache?
The color of female birds is duller than that of male birds; they are more of an olive hue with yellow streaks on their bellies.
Additionally, they lack the masculine wattles. The unusual, alien-like sound of these birds’ singing is what sets them apart from other birds, besides their distinctive appearance.
They can be seen mating in Costa Rica’s higher altitudes, the males attracting susceptible females by swaying their magnificent wattles.
Three-wattled bell birds are mature males that are chestnut brown in color and about the size of grackles, measuring between 25 and 30 cm (10–12 in) in length.
The male bell bird’s head is white with a black eye-ring, eye-stripe, and beak. Its body, tail, and wings are always chestnut brown.
The three skin wattles that hang from the base of the bill give rise to its name.