French: Cotinga à gorge mauve German: Purpurkehlkotinga Spanish: Cotinga gorjimorado
Deville and P. L. Sclater
Sarayacu, Río Ucayali, Peru
S Colombia, E Ecuador, E Peru (S to Madre de Dios), W Amazonian Brazil (E to lower R Negro and N Mato Grosso) and N Bolivia (La Paz).
18–18·5 cm; mean 60 g. Distinctive; wide bill with strongly arched culmen, rictal bristles weakly developed. Male is black above, including wings and tail, has... read more
High, plaintive “preeeeeer”, 1–2 seconds long, regularly repeated from treetop... read more
Humid forest to 900 m, mostly to c. 400 m.
Food and feeding
Mainly fruits of forest trees, including Cecropia. Only two records of feeding behaviour, both of birds perched and leaning down... read more
A nest with chicks recorded in N Mato Grosso in Jun. Dates of moult (presumed post-breeding) suggest breeding at almost all times of year.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Not well known. Apparently uncommon or rare, but widespread; as other birds that stay mainly in canopy, is almost certainly under-recorded in areas... read more
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