French: Cotinga de Cayenne German: Türkiskotinga Spanish: Cotinga celeste
Colombia E of Andes, S & E Venezuela, the Guianas, and Amazon Basin in Ecuador, Peru, Brazil (E to Maranhão, S to Rondônia and N Goiás) and N Bolivia.
20 cm; 56–72·5 g. Somewhat more contrastingly patterned than congeners. Male is a rather pale shining turquoise-blue, black of bases showing through on many... read more
Male call a soft, medium-pitched “hooo”, repeated 2–3 times. Flying male makes... read more
Canopy of humid forest; to 600 m, rarely to 1300 m.
Food and feeding
Mainly fruit, also insects. Fruits especially large mistletoe berries (Loranthaceae), usually taken in fluttering sally. Recorded as taking... read more
In Colombia, female brooding downy chick at end of low branch of isolated tree, chick resting on small epiphyte, apparently no trace of... read more
Possibly some local movements, e.g. in Venezuela.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Reasonably common; generally more abundant in E parts of range than in W, where outnumbered by C. maynana. Occurs in many protected areas,... read more
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