Grey winged Trumpeter (Psophia crepitans)

Grey-winged Trumpeter

[order] Gruiformes | [family] Psophiidae | [latin] Psophia crepitans | [UK] Grey-winged Trumpeter | [FR] Agami trompette | [DE] Grauflugel-Trompetervogel | [ES] Trompetero Aligris | [IT] Psofia dalle ali grigie | [NL] Trompetvogel


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Psophia crepitans SA n Amazonia
Psophia crepitans crepitans Venezuela and se Colombia through the Guianas and n Brazil
Psophia crepitans napensis se Colombia to ne Peru and nw Brazil

Physical charateristics

Common trumpeters are 42 to 52 centimeter in length and 1 to 1.5 kilogram in weight. They are dark in color with a patch of light grey on the back. They have long legs and a long neck. Young common trumpeters are dark grey with reddish stripes.

Listen to the sound of Grey-winged Trumpeter

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wingspan min.: cm wingspan max.: cm
size min.: 45 cm size max.: 52 cm
incubation min.: 27 days incubation max.: 28 days
fledging min.: 0 days fledging max.: 0 days
broods: 1   eggs min.: 2  
      eggs max.: 4  


Common trumpeters are found in northwestern Brazil as well as portions of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, and the Guianas.


Common trumpeters are found in dense areas of tropical rainforest.


The common trumpeter is generally found in groups of three to twelve individuals. A single dominant female mates with as many as three dominant males. Three eggs are laid at a time, usually in a hole in a tree. Eggs hatch after approximately twenty-eight days. All adults in the group help in feeding and caring for the offspring.

Feeding habits

Common trumpeters eat fruit, mostly that which has been knocked to the ground by monkeys. They also eat some insects, particularly beetles, ants, and termites.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 2,800,000 km2. The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population size criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., less than 10,000 mature individuals in conjunction with appropriate decline rates and subpopulation qualifiers), even though the species is described as ‘uncommon’ in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Grey-winged Trumpeter status Least Concern


Sedentary in all of its range.

Distribution map

Grey-winged Trumpeter range map


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