French: Araponga blanc German: Einlappenkotinga Spanish: Campanero blanco
Subspecies and Distribution
P. a. albus
(Hermann, 1783) – E & extreme S Venezuela (E Bolívar, Cerro de la Neblina), the Guianas and adjacent N Brazil (N Roraima and N Pará).
P. a. wallacei
Oren & Novaes, 1985 – Serra dos Carajás, in SE Pará (Brazil); recorded also, perhaps this race, in NE Pará (Bagre)#R.
Male 28·5 cm, female 27·5 cm; male 210–215 g (albus), 219 g and 222 g (wallacei). Bill short, and very wide at gape. Male is... read more
Male advertising call a very loud, sharp, bell-like “ding-ding”; also, very musical,... read more
Humid forest; to c. 1250 m, probably breeding at higher levels. Generally occurs at lower... read more
Food and feeding
Only fruit recorded; taken mainly in flight sallies, less often while perched; swallowed whole.
Not recorded. Female seen to break off and drop fine twigs (of tree favoured as nest material by other cotingas) in Feb in S Guyana;... read more
Little understood. Main range (presumed breeding area) centred in hilly areas of Guianan region,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Status uncertain; uncommon, thinly distributed and difficult to observe, although conspicuous and very locally common when singing. Populations in... read more
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