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Trumpeters: Psophiidae

Physical Characteristics

Trumpeters range from 17 to 21 inches (43 to 53 centimeters) in length, and are approximately 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram) in weight. They have black feathers and, depending on the species, a paler patch of gray, green, or white on the back from the folded inner wing feathers. Trumpeter chicks, which are colored to blend into their environments, have brown and black stripes. Trumpeters have hunched backs, long necks which are usually held close to the body, small heads, long legs, and short tails. The bill is short and sharp. Males and females are similar in appearance, although males tend to be larger in size.


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