French: Cotinga bleu German: Prachtkotinga Spanish: Cotinga azul
“Bogotá” [presumably from lower altitude in adjacent Magdalena Valley], Colombia
Panama (E from W Colón), Colombia (Pacific lowlands and E to middle Magdalena Valley), extreme W Venezuela (NW Táchira, Mérida) and NW Ecuador (Esmeraldas).
18–20 cm. Male is mostly deep turquoise-blue, feathers with concealed black bases, black eyering; wings black, narrowly edged blue, edges broader on tertials and... read more
No vocal sound by male; flying male makes whistling wing noise. Loud shrieks by female at nest.
Canopy of humid forest and secondary woodland, mostly below 300 m, occasionally higher; to 1000 m,... read more
Food and feeding
Only fruit recorded, usually taken in brief fluttering sally. Sometimes forages in small groups of up to c. 10 individuals.
Two records of laying in Feb in Panama. Nest, used in two successive years, 28 m above ground in sandbox tree (Hura crepitans), in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to rare throughout range. Numbers undoubtedly much reduced by extensive destruction of lowland forest, especially in Ecuador, where now very... read more
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