French: Cotinga à joues blanches German: Weißohrkotinga Spanish: Cotinga cariblanco
River Rímac, Lima, Peru.
Andes of W Peru (La Libertad S locally to Ayacucho).
21 cm; male 46–57 g, female 47–55 g. Has black cap, white face, grey at rear auriculars; upperparts dark brown with brownish-buff streaks; median and lesser wing-... read more
Main call a loud, low-pitched series of notes, nasal in quality, “reh-reh-reh-reh-rrrrrrrrrr-... read more
High-altitude woodland, mainly of Polylepis-Gynoxys, at 3250–4400 m;... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily fruits of mistletoes (of genera Tristerix, Ligaria); an individual recently observed to eat the buds of a shrub... read more
Laying in Apr–May. Nest a deep cup of mosses and lichens, with a few small twigs, lined with coarse grasses, well hidden within large... read more
Probably resident in breeding habitat (Polylepis woodland), with some post-breeding... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Peruvian High Andes EBA. Occurs only in the Cordillera Occidental, and largely restricted to west slope where it is rare and... read more
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