French: Cotinga à huppe rouge German: Rotschopfkotinga Spanish: Cotinga crestirrojo
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
Ayopayo, Cochabamba, Bolivia
N Colombia (Santa Marta Mts), also Sierra de Perijá (Colombia–W Venezuela border); and Andes from W Venezuela (S from NE Trujillo) and Colombia S to Bolivia (S to Santa Cruz).
21–21·5 cm; male 51–80 g, female 47–67 g. Plain cotinga with long crest, which usually laid flat along nape, but may be conspicuously displayed,... read more
Commonest call a guttural, frog-like note, “rrrreh”; also, when disturbed, series of... read more
Edges of cloudforest, patches of trees and bushes, locally hedgerows with trees bordering... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly fruits; occasionally insects. In E Andes of Colombia, fruits of 8 species (from 8 families) recorded, with Schefflera bogotensis... read more
Laying recorded in Jan in Peru and Nov in Bolivia; records of moult, presumably post-breeding, suggest no clearly defined breeding season... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to fairly common. Very wide range and tolerance of variety of disturbed habitats should ensure its survival. Occurs in several protected areas... read more
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