French: Cotinga à queue fourchue German: Gabelschwanzkotinga Spanish: Cotinga tijereta
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
SE Brazil (from C Bahia, C Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo S to Rio Grande do Sul; also S Goiás, perhaps as austral migrant), E Paraguay (no recent records) and NE Argentina (Misiones).
21–23·5 cm; three males 43·5–59·1 g, two females 44 g and 52 g. Highly distinctive cotingid with long and forked tail, outer rectrices... read more
Generally silent; two calls recorded are a high guttural whistle, rendered “gut, gut”,... read more
Forest borders, partially wooded areas, and open areas and gardens with trees, from near sea-level... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly fruits, also insects. Fruits especially of various mistletoe species (Loranthaceae), e.g. Struthanthus marginatus, also of... read more
Mainly lays in Oct–Jan in Brazil, but recently fledged young observed in São Paulo as ‘early’ as late Sept and Oct... read more
Partially migratory, both longitudinally and altitudinally, being present in extreme S (Rio Grande... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Treated as Vulnerable in Argentina and in the Brazilian states of Espírito Santo and São Paulo.... read more
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