French: Cotinga écaillé German: Schuppenkotinga Spanish: Frutero escamoso
G. R. Gray
Pangos, east of Tarma, Junín, Peru
Sierra de Perijá (on Colombia–Venezuela border), and locally in Andes from Venezuela (SE Táchira; sight record in SE Lara) and N Colombia (Antioquia) S to NW Bolivia (La Paz, W Beni); also coastal ranges of Ecuador in W Esmeraldas and Guayas (Loma Alta); also, locally, E of Andes in Colombia (Sierra de Macarena) and Peru (Cordillera Azul).
19–20 cm; male 74–95 g, female 71·5–80 g. Distinctive cotingid, with bill broad at base, upper mandible somewhat swollen laterally, tarsus without... read more
Territorial song a series of rather loud, downward-inflected whistles, initially rising, somewhat... read more
Humid montane forest; mostly at 900–2700 m; 575–750 m in W Ecuador (Loma Alta).
Food and feeding
Mainly fruit and insects; arboreal snails (Plekokeilas) also eaten, apparently regularly in an area in Ecuador. Fruits in stomach... read more
Male feeding immature in mid-Nov in Bolivia. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally rare or uncommon; rather few records from Venezuela; locally more numerous in Ecuador. Although more active than ... read more
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