Cotingidae – Cotingas

Bearded Bellbird (Procnias averano) by Daves BirdingPix

Bearded Bellbird (Procnias averano) by Daves BirdingPix

In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD’S house shall be like the bowls before the altar. (Zechariah 14:20 KJV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Cotingidae – Cotingas

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Species (66)

Red-crested Cotinga (Ampelion rubrocristatus)
Chestnut-crested Cotinga (Ampelion rufaxilla)
Swallow-tailed Cotinga (Phibalura flavirostris)
Palkachupa Cotinga (Phibalura boliviana)
White-cheeked Cotinga (Zaratornis stresemanni)
Chestnut-bellied Cotinga (Doliornis remseni)
Bay-vented Cotinga (Doliornis sclateri)
Peruvian Plantcutter (Phytotoma raimondii)
White-tipped Plantcutter (Phytotoma rutila)
Rufous-tailed Plantcutter (Phytotoma rara)
Hooded Berryeater (Carpornis cucullata)
Black-headed Berryeater (Carpornis melanocephala)
Green-and-black Fruiteater (Pipreola riefferii)
Band-tailed Fruiteater (Pipreola intermedia)
Barred Fruiteater (Pipreola arcuata)
Golden-breasted Fruiteater (Pipreola aureopectus)
Orange-breasted Fruiteater (Pipreola jucunda)
Black-chested Fruiteater (Pipreola lubomirskii)
Masked Fruiteater (Pipreola pulchra)
Scarlet-breasted Fruiteater (Pipreola frontalis)
Fiery-throated Fruiteater (Pipreola chlorolepidota)
Handsome Fruiteater (Pipreola formosa)
Red-banded Fruiteater (Pipreola whitelyi)
Scaled Fruiteater (Ampelioides tschudii)
Guianan Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola)
Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruvianus)
Guianan Red Cotinga (Phoenicircus carnifex)
Black-necked Red Cotinga (Phoenicircus nigricollis)
Lovely Cotinga (Cotinga amabilis)
Turquoise Cotinga (Cotinga ridgwayi)
Blue Cotinga (Cotinga nattererii)
Plum-throated Cotinga (Cotinga maynana)
Purple-breasted Cotinga (Cotinga cotinga)
Banded Cotinga (Cotinga maculata)
Spangled Cotinga (Cotinga cayana)
Three-wattled Bellbird (Procnias tricarunculatus)
White Bellbird (Procnias albus)
Bearded Bellbird (Procnias averano)
Bare-throated Bellbird (Procnias nudicollis)
Black-and-gold Cotinga (Tijuca atra)
Grey-winged Cotinga (Tijuca condita)
Chestnut-capped Piha (Lipaugus weberi)
Dusky Piha (Lipaugus fuscocinereus)
Scimitar-winged Piha (Lipaugus uropygialis)
Rufous Piha (Lipaugus unirufus)
Screaming Piha (Lipaugus vociferans)
Cinnamon-vented Piha (Lipaugus lanioides)
Rose-collared Piha (Lipaugus streptophorus)
Black-faced Cotinga (Conioptilon mcilhennyi)
Grey-tailed Piha (Snowornis subalaris)
Olivaceous Piha (Snowornis cryptolophus)
Purple-throated Cotinga (Porphyrolaema porphyrolaema)
Pompadour Cotinga (Xipholena punicea)
White-tailed Cotinga (Xipholena lamellipennis)
White-winged Cotinga (Xipholena atropurpurea)
Black-tipped Cotinga (Carpodectes hopkei)
Snowy Cotinga (Carpodectes nitidus)
Yellow-billed Cotinga (Carpodectes antoniae)
Bare-necked Fruitcrow (Gymnoderus foetidus)
Purple-throated Fruitcrow (Querula purpurata)
Crimson Fruitcrow (Haematoderus militaris)
Red-ruffed Fruitcrow (Pyroderus scutatus)
Capuchinbird (Perissocephalus tricolor)
Bare-necked Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus glabricollis)
Amazonian Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus ornatus)
Long-wattled Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus penduliger)


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The cotingas are a large family of passerine bird species found in Central America and tropical South America. Cotingas are birds of forests or forest edges, which mostly eat fruit or insects and fruit. Comparatively little is known about this diverse group, although all have broad bills with hooked tips, rounded wings, and strong legs. They may be the most diverse passerine family in body size, ranging from the Kinglet Calyptura to the male Amazonian Umbrellabird, although the smaller bird may not be a true cotinga.

The males of many species, such as the Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, are brightly colored  or decorated with plumes or wattles, like the umbrellabirds, with their umbrella-like crest and long throat wattles. Some, like the bellbirds and the Screaming Piha, have distinctive and far-carrying calls. The females of most species are duller than the males. (Wikipedia with editing)

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