French: Cotinga turquoise German: Ridgwaykotinga Spanish: Cotinga turquesa
Pozo Azul, Costa Rica
Pacific slope of Costa Rica (S from Gulf of Nicoya) and extreme W Panama (W Chiriquí).
17–18·5 cm; male 51·5–54g, female 63·2–65·7 g. Male is mostly deep turquoise-blue, feathers with concealed black bases; wings... read more
Generally silent; female distress call a raucous shriek. Flying male makes soft twittering wing... read more
Canopy of humid forest and second-growth woodland; to 1850 m, in Panama generally below 900 m.
Food and feeding
Only fruits recorded, of a wide variety, from tree fruits and parasitic mistletoes (Loranthaceae) to berries of low-growing poke-weed (... read more
Single record from Costa Rica. Nest a slight, shallow cup of coiled tendrils and long fungal strands, sited 9 m up at fork of horizontal... read more
Evidently subject to irregular wandering, perhaps related to local availability of fruit.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in South Central American Pacific Slope EBA. Generally rare and local, and has very small range in a narrow belt of humid forest... read more
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