Family Cotingas (Cotingidae)

Near Threatened

Hooded Berryeater (Carpornis cucullata)


Taxonomy

French: Cotinga coqueluchon German: Braunmantel-Beerenfresser Spanish: Cotinga encapuchado
Taxonomy:

Procnias cucullata

Swainson

, 1821,

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

SE Brazil from C Espírito Santo S to Rio Grande do Sul.

Descriptive notes

22·5–23 cm; male 73·5–80g, three females 67–84·4 g. Well-marked cotingid with rather long, square-cut tail. Male has black hood... read more

Voice

Male territorial call a stereotyped 4-syllable phrase, soft and mellow, “wo-op, wot-chu... read more

Habitat

Humid lowland and montane forest, also palm groves; occurs at altitudinal range of 400–1600 m. read more

Food and feeding

Mainly soft fruits; occasionally also large insects. Fruits on average of smaller size than those taken by C. melanocephala; in... read more

Breeding

No relevant information available. Data from moult, presumably post-breeding, suggest laying in Sept–Oct.

Movements

No information; probably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Lowlands EBA. Poorly known species. Apparently rather... read more

Recommended citation

Snow, D. & Sharpe, C.J. (2017). Hooded Berryeater (Carpornis cucullata). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/57002 on 23 September 2017).