Order Passeriformes

Family Cotingidae

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  • Very small to large arboreal birds, extremely varied both in form and in plumage, males of many species with brilliantly coloured or highly ornamental plumage; feed mostly, some species exclusively, on fruit.
  • Central and South America, including Trinidad.
  • Mostly tropical and subtropical forest, a few species in temperate mountain woodlands.
  • 7-51 cm.
  • 24 genera, 67 species, 92 taxa.
  • 17 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Snow, D. (2019). Cotingas (Cotingidae). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/52295 on 7 December 2019).