French: Cotinga céleste German: Azurkotinga Spanish: Cotinga azulejo
Vera Paz, Guatemala
Caribbean slope of SE Mexico (from S Veracruz and N Oaxaca) E to N Honduras and E Nicaragua and S to E Costa Rica; rare in extreme W Panama.
18–19 cm; 66–75 g. Male is mostly deep turquoise-blue, feathers with concealed black bases; wings black with very narrow blue edges, edges broader on tertials and... read more
Generally silent; screaming calls by female when mobbing nest predator, and clear monosyllabic “ic... read more
Canopy of humid evergreen forest; also more open areas with scattered trees. To 1700 m.
Food and feeding
Fruits, especially of Lauraceae, plucked in fluttering sallies; also insects and small lizards.
Nest found in mid-May in Costa Rica, probably cup-shaped, c. 31 m up in treetop, hidden in epiphytes, contained at least 1 nestling. No... read more
None recorded. Single record from W Panama (Bocas del Toro) in 1978 possibly involved wandering... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare and local in most of range; possibly uncommon in some N parts. Population much reduced by extensive deforestation throughout its range.
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