Family Cotingas (Cotingidae)


Bay-vented Cotinga (Doliornis sclateri)


French: Cotinga de Sclater German: Braunbauchkotinga Spanish: Cotinga de Sclater

Doliornis sclateri


, 1874,

Maraynioc, central Peru


See D. remseni. Monotypic.


E slopes of Andes in C Peru (San Martín to Junín).

Descriptive notes

21·5 cm; male 54–69 g, female 53–67 g. Male has black lores, forehead and crown, maroon-chestnut nuchal crest (usually concealed or semi-concealed); grey... read more


Rasping “shhh”, varying in length and intensity.


Temperate-zone cloudforest with Escallonia (Escalloniaceae) and Weinmannia (... read more

Food and feeding

Mainly fruits; also insects.


Occupied nest seen in Apr or May, c. 4 m above ground on fork of slender tree branch. No further details.


Resident; extremely sedentary, individuals often remain in same small patch of trees for weeks.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in North-east Peruvian Cordilleras EBA. Poorly known. Documented from at least 15 locations. Known range small: 13,100 km2, but... read more

Recommended citation

Snow, D., de Juana, E. & Sharpe, C.J. (2020). Bay-vented Cotinga (Doliornis sclateri). 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 on 25 January 2020).