Male Long Wattled Umbrella bird and immature by Aaron S. Forrest of Jedburgh

A fully grown male and immature male Long Wattle Umbrella bird’s by Aaron S. Forrest of Jedburgh in wooden framed case.

Description

The long wattled umbrella bird is one of three species of umbrella bird. Part of the cotinga family of birds, only the males possess such long decorative wattles. This particular type of Umbrella bird is native to Ecuador and uses its wattles to amplify its call. The case itself is by Aaron S. Forrest of Jedburgh, a relatively unknown taxidermist however his work is always of high quality and uses the same wooden casing. His trade label can be seen in the bottom left hand corner and the case itself dates to around 1890.