French: Cotinga des Maynas German: Veilchenkehlkotinga Spanish: Cotinga mayna
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.
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
No vocal sound recorded. Male makes twittering wing noise in normal flight, much louder in display-... read more
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
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
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
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