French: Cotinga à queue grise German: Schwarzkronenkotinga Spanish: Guardabosques coligrís
P. L. Sclater, 1861,
Río Napo, Ecuador.
E slopes of Andes locally in S Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru (S to Madre de Dios).
23·5 cm; 1 male 86·3 g, 2 females 81·8 g and 82 g. Male has semi-concealed black feathers on crown; otherwise olive-green above, greyer on wings, grey on... read more
Clear, ringing 2-note whistle, “churrrrrr-ee”, delivered at long intervals; less often... read more
Humid forest in Andean foothills; 500–1400 m.
Food and feeding
Insects and fruit. Insects taken from foliage in flight sallies, and by hover-gleaning; method of taking fruit not recorded. Rarely,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. A very little-known species. Apparently rare to uncommon, and patchily distributed. In mid-1980s, found to be locally quite numerous in its only... read more
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