Okay folks, I'm drawing on strings here. Since I wrote a poem about umbrellas on my poetry blog (where I am doing the same alphabet challenge), I decided to share some interesting facts on a bird with several unique characteristics. The umbrella bird, or umbrellabird, is a very odd-looking bird that can be found in the South and Central America tropics. It has a crest that can be drawn in or out resembling an umbrella. This bird also has a long feathered wattle, which can grow up to 18 inches long. The umbrella bird can grow up to 20 inches long. The male is a blue-black color and the female is brown with a smaller waddle. Another type of umbrella bird has a bare red-orange wattle. They are definitely not as beautiful as cardinals, but unique just the same. What do you think?