Mario Cohn-Haft, an ornithologist at Brazil's National Institute of Amazonian Research, on a field trip a few hours northeast of Manaus, the Amazon's largest city. Image by Daniel Grossman. Brazil, 2019.
Mario Cohn-Haft, shown her holding the the male white bellbird that he captured, and Jeff Podos have proven that the bell bird's song is louder than a pile driver. Image by Daniel Grossman. Brazil, 2019.
A paper published Monday in the journal Current Biology identifies the world's loudest bird.
The white bellbird woos its mate with an ear-splitting, two-toned clang.