Family Cotingas (Cotingidae)

Near Threatened

Hooded Berryeater (Carpornis cucullata)


French: Cotinga coqueluchon German: Braunmantel-Beerenfresser Spanish: Cotinga encapuchado

Procnias cucullata


, 1821,

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil




SE Brazil from C Espírito Santo S to Rio Grande do Sul.

Descriptive notes

22·5–23 cm; male 73·5–80g, three females 67–84·4 g. Well-marked cotingid with rather long, square-cut tail. Male has black hood... read more


Male territorial call a stereotyped 4-syllable phrase, soft and mellow, “wo-op, wot-chu... read more


Humid lowland and montane forest, also palm groves; occurs at altitudinal range of 400–1600 m. read more

Food and feeding

Mainly soft fruits; occasionally also large insects. Fruits on average of smaller size than those taken by C. melanocephala; in... read more


No relevant information available. Data from moult, presumably post-breeding, suggest laying in Sept–Oct.


No information; probably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Lowlands EBA. Poorly known species. Apparently rather... read more

Recommended citation

Snow, D. & Sharpe, C.J. (2020). Hooded Berryeater (Carpornis cucullata). 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 19 January 2020).