French: Cotinga à tête rousse German: Braunohrkotinga Spanish: Cotinga cresticastaño
Vitoc Valley, Junín, Peru
Subspecies and Distribution
A. r. antioquiae
(Chapman, 1924) – Andes of Colombia (W range in Valle and Cauca, and C range S to Huila) and probably extreme N Ecuador (W Sucumbíos).
A. r. rufaxilla
(Tschudi, 1844) – Andes of extreme S Ecuador (S Zamora-Chinchipe), Peru, and Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba).
c. 21 cm; male 71–77 g, female 69–74 g. Long nuchal crest usually at least partly visible, sometimes conspicuously displayed. Nominate race has grey on face,... read more
Long, guttural “ch-ch-ch-rrrrrreh”, longer than that of A. rubrocristatus;... read more
Montane forest; 1750–2740 m.
Food and feeding
Fruits and insects, the latter regularly taken in flight sallies.
Little known. Laying recorded in Dec in SE Peru, and female with enlarged ovary collected in Apr in S Colombia. A nest recorded in SE Peru... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to rare, and often rather local, throughout most of range. Very rare and local, and extremely few records, in Ecuador, where first recorded... read more
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