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The bell-like call of the Three-Wattled Bell Bird

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This is the Three-Wattled Bell Bird (Procnias tricarunculatus), recorded in Costa Rica, Central America.

Because of the secretive behavior of this bird, it is often only detected by the distinctive bell-like call given by the males. At close range, the vocalization of many in Costa Rica is heard as a complex three-part song, the “bonk” giving the bird its name. This hollow, wooden “bonk” is thought to be among the loudest bird calls on Earth, audible to humans from over 0.5 mi (0.80 km) away.

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