Family Cotingas (Cotingidae)

Least Concern

Black-tipped Cotinga (Carpodectes hopkei)


Taxonomy

French: Cotinga blanc German: Schwarzfleckenkotinga Spanish: Cotinga blanco
Taxonomy:

Carpodectes hopkei

Berlepsch

, 1897,

San José, River Dagua, Colombia

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Genetic data#R indicate that this species is sister to the pair C. antoniae and C. nitidus; all three have sometimes been treated as conspecific. Monotypic.

Distribution:

SE Panama (Darién), and Pacific lowlands of W Colombia and NW Ecuador (S to S Pichincha).

Descriptive notes

Male 23·5–25 cm, female 22–23·5 cm. Wide-based bill with ridged culmen, tip of upper mandible notched, distinctly uncinate; rictal bristles absent... read more

Voice

Not recorded.

Habitat

Humid forest, including mangroves, occasionally adjacent secondary woodland; to c. 900 m, once... read more

Food and feeding

Mainly fruit, but no details. Often recorded at universally popular Cecropia trees. Sometimes in small groups of 5–6... read more

Breeding

No information. Slow-flapping apparent display-flights by males.

Movements

Some seasonal movement suspected, but no detailed information.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Rare to locally fairly common. Occurs in Darién National Park, in Panama, and Río Palenque Science Centre, in Ecuador. Global... read more

Recommended citation

Snow, D. (2017). Black-tipped Cotinga (Carpodectes hopkei). 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/57044 on 17 November 2017).