Grey-winged Trumpeter (Psophia crepitans)

Order: Gruiformes | Family: Psophiidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

gray-winged trumpeter
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Napo, Ecuador

gray-winged trumpeter
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Napo, Ecuador

gray-winged trumpeter
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Napo, Ecuador

gray-winged trumpeter
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Unknown

Identification & Behavior: ~48.5 cm (19 in). The Grey-winged Trumpeter is black with some iridescent feathers and broad and round light gray area on the back. It is unmistakable fowl-like that walks on the forest floor in flocks of 4-7 individuals. It is very similar to the Pale-winged Trumpeter, but their geographical ranges do not overlap.

Status: The Grey-winged Trumpeter occurs only on the north side of the Amazon River where it is uncommon in protected areas and areas away from human settlements not subject to subsistence hunting. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Br.

Name in Spanish: Trompetero de Ala Griz.

Sub-species: Grey-winged Trumpeter (Psophia crepitans) Linnaeus, 1758.

Meaning of Name:  Psophia: Gr. psophos=noise, one that makes loud noises. crepitans: L. crepitare, crepitans=cracking noises. Refers to a bird that makes cracking noises.

See more of the Family Psophiidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
gray-winged trumpeter - psophia crepitansVoice


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo), The Field Museum. on 10/18/2014.