Family Cotingas (Cotingidae)

Least Concern

Plum-throated Cotinga (Cotinga maynana)


Taxonomy

French: Cotinga des Maynas German: Veilchenkehlkotinga Spanish: Cotinga mayna
Taxonomy:

[Ampelis] Maynana

Linnaeus

, 1766,

Maynas, Peru

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

C & W Amazon Basin in S Colombia, E Ecuador, E Peru, W Brazil (E to lower R Negro and lower R Madeira) and N Bolivia.

Descriptive notes

19–19·5 cm; mean 69 g. Male is turquoise-blue, some pink feather bases showing through; comparatively small deep purple patch on throat; flight-feathers and... read more

Voice

No vocal sound recorded. Male makes twittering wing noise in normal flight, much louder in display-... read more

Habitat

Canopy of humid forest, especially seasonally flooded forest (várzea); mostly below 700 m.

Food and feeding

Only fruit recorded, usually taken in fluttering sally, sometimes while perched. The large, plum-like fruits of mistletoes of genus ... read more

Breeding

No clear information on breeding season. Displaying male flies slightly downwards from high perch, then out over open space for c. 40 m,... read more

Movements

None recorded.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common; at least locally common in upper and central Amazonian forest region. In Ecuador, severe decline in numbers... read more

Recommended citation

Snow, D. (2017). Plum-throated Cotinga (Cotinga maynana). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/57035 on 17 November 2017).