Habitat: western Columbia & Ecuador
The major fashion piece adorned by the Long-Wattled Umbrellabird is – you guessed it – it’s long wattle. The wattle is a thin, feather-covered flap of skin that is around 18 inches long, and hangs down from his neck to his tail. The wattle looks kind of like a ruffle on a tuxedo shirt but functions more like a gold chain, attracting only the sexiest of guido suitors.
I guess I can understand the attraction here, that thing is pretty impressive.
But I’d still prefer my guy to do this instead. Bring me some berries, bitch.