French: Cotinga cordon-bleu German: Kobaltkotinga Spanish: Cotinga maculado
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Littoral areas of E Brazil in SE Bahia and N Espírito Santo; recently recorded in extreme NE Minas Gerais.
20 cm; one male 65 g. Male is glistening cobalt-blue above and on lowermost underparts, some black feather bases showing through; vinaceous purple from throat to belly,... read more
No vocal sound recorded. Flying male makes sharp whirring wing noise.
Canopy of humid forest, to limited extent also adjacent secondary woodland; below 200 m.
Food and feeding
Little information. Fruit; old statement that diet includes caterpillars and other insects perhaps unreliable. Fruits of Ficus,... read more
Single nest found (in Oct) suggests laying in Sept or Oct, and this is supported by specimen records indicating that moult (presumed post-... read more
Apparently resident; in the past some local movement reported, but none recorded in recent times. read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. CITES I. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Lowlands EBA. Rare, and long considered to be decreasing. Has very small range, covering c. 780 km... read more
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