Umbrella Bird, or Cotinga, a forest bird of South and Central America. It bears an umbrella-shaped crest, which it can fold back at will. The male Amazonian umbrella bird of Guyana and Brazil is blue-black and has a feather-covered wattle (a fleshy growth underneath the neck and bill) about six inches (15 cm) long. The female is brown and has a smaller crest and wattle. The long-wattled umbrella bird, with a wattle up to 18 inches (46 cm) long, is found in the Andes from Colombia to Ecuador. The barenecked umbrella bird, living in Central America, has a naked, orange-red wattle, feathered only at its tip. Umbrella birds grow to about 20 inches (50 cm) long.
Umbrella birds belong to the family Cotingidae. The Amazonian umbrella bird is Cephalopterus ornatus; the long-wattled, C. penduliger; and the barenecked, C. glabricolus.The umbrella bird bears a retractable, umbrella-shaped crest.