The White Bellbird Is Known For The Loudest Call Ever Recorded In Birds

The White Bellbird

Often we identify birds with their melodious voices and striking colorful plumage. Right? Most of us love to listen to their sweet songs and delicate voices. Even sometimes we assume by looking at the bird and wonder how sweet it could be singing. 

Well, this could be a stereotype because we’re going to let you meet this White Bellbird, which is known for its loudest call ever. This is the feature that makes the White Bellbird stand out from the rest of the birds. 

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White Bellbird

As their name indicates, they’re white and have fleshy black wattle with a black bill. The white bellbirds grow to a length of 11 inches or 28 cm. 

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They can be observed in the forest’s greenery due to their bright white appearance and long fleshy wattle. Their loudest voice also ensures that they do not remain unnoticed. 

It is a species of bird in the family Cotingidae and is scientifically named Procnias Albus. They are found in forests of Guianas, with small numbers in Venezuela and the Brazilian state of Para, as well as Panama and Trinidad and Tobago. 

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White Bellbird

If you want to know more about this cute White Bellbird and how their call is considered the loudest, please be till the end of this post. 

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Meet the White Bellbird.

They are one of the three members of Procnias, in which males have wattles.

Males of the White Bellbird have a snowy white appearance.

White bellbird

Males are super white, which gives them a snowy appearance. Their black beak and long black wattle prominently show in their extremely white body. 

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Their wattle hangs from the top of their beak and usually from the right side of the beak.

Females of the White Bellbird are not white.

Females are very different from male bellbirds, rather than white, they are colored olive and have olive streaks on their yellow bellies or underparts.

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White Bellbird Female

Let’s talk about their well-known loudest sound.

The White Bellbirds are recorded to make the loudest sound ever. Scientists have found a special organ ‘Syrinx’ attached to their Larynxes, which allows them to make deafening sounds. 

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According to a study, their sound reaches 125 dB(A), which is the loudest call of a bird ever recorded. They replaced the previously listed screaming piha with 116dB. 

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Habitat of the White Bellbirds.

They occur in moist tropical and subtropical forests. The White Bellbirds range in Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. 

Male bellbirds cannot be mistaken, but females resemble the Bearded Bellbirds, which have a dusky olive crown and black streaking on the throat. According to data, they are large in number.

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White bellbird

But the population of White Bellbirds is slightly declining due to deforestation. However, they are not going to be in threatened species soon, so the IUCN has rated their conservation status as being of Least Concern. 

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Eventually, you know a bird that deserves to be remembered, not for its melodious voice, but certainly for its loudest sound. Right?

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