French: Cotinga ouette German: Blutkotinga Spanish: Cotinga rojo guayanés
SE Venezuela (E Bolívar), the Guianas and lower Amazonian Brazil (E from E Roraima and Manaus area and, S of Amazon, from lower R Tapajós E to NW Maranhão).
Male 22 cm, 82 g; female 24 cm, 95 g. Distinctive; feathers of forehead directed forwards, half concealing nostrils, prominent bristly feathers around base of both mandibles... read more
Male advertising call a 3-syllable “pee-chew-eet”; in aerial display, high-pitched... read more
Humid forest; to c. 600 m.
Food and feeding
Apparently exclusively frugivorous; fruits from families Arecaceae, Lauraceae, Moraceae, Passifloraceae, Myrtaceae, Guttiferae,... read more
Display period in Surinam Dec–May or, possibly, later. Male displays at lek, with several others (not necessarily in visual contact... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Rather rare and local throughout much of range, reasons for which not understood; locally fairly common in Guyana. Occurs in Imataca... read more
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