French: Cotinga neigeux German: Grauscheitelkotinga Spanish: Cotinga níveo
Tucurriquí, Costa Rica
Caribbean slope from NW Honduras S to extreme W Panama; sight record from extreme E Guatemala#R.
19·5–21 cm; mean 105 g. Wide-based bill with ridged culmen, tip of upper mandible notched, distinctly uncinate; rictal bristles absent in male, slightly... read more
Male call seldom heard, consists of 2–6 rapidly repeated notes, between “chü” and “chee”.
Canopy of humid forest and adjacent tall secondary growth; to c. 750 m.
Food and feeding
Fruits, especially of Lauraceae, mistletoes (Loranthaceae) and figs (Ficus); plucked either while perched or in brief flight sally.
Data only from Costa Rica (three records). Egg laid in late Mar or early Apr, downy nestling on 21st Mar, and young fed in nest in Apr. One... read more
Evidently wanders widely, varying temporarily from common to rare in any one locality. Recent... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Central American Caribbean Slope EBA. Little information on numbers, but population undoubtedly reduced by... read more
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