French: Cotinga jucunda German: Orangebrustkotinga Spanish: Frutero pechinaranja
P. L. Sclater
Cachillacta, Pichincha, Ecuador
W slope of W Andes in Colombia (S from S Chocó) and Ecuador (S to E Guayas).
18 cm. Male has glossy black hood, green upperparts, wings and tail; large fiery orange patch on chest extending narrowly to side of neck, bordered below by narrow black line... read more
Extremely high-pitched, hissing “se-e-e-e-e-e-e-e”, lasting 2–2·5 seconds... read more
Occupies montane forest at 600–2300 m, mainly 1100–1300 m; favours very wet mossy... read more
Food and feeding
Apparently only fruit, taken while perched or in clumsy hover. Occasionally in mixed-species flocks.
In Ecuador, a recently abandoned nest contained a dead chick in Nov; nest cup-shaped, placed in a tree (Palicourea) at 4∙5 m above... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Chocó EBA. Uncommon to locally fairly common; most frequent in optimal habitat of mossy cloudforest in... read more
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