Plum-throated Cotinga

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cotinga maynana

Plum-throated Cotinga

The Plum-throated Cotinga is a species of bird in the family Cotingidae.

It measures about 7.9 inches in length.

Males are turquoise blue with purple throat and light eyes; outer primaries are black and attenuated.

Females are overall brown with indistinct buff scaling on upperparts and light spotting below; eyes are usually light.

Fruit, especially mistletoe, usually taken while fluttering.

Subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, and heavily degraded former forest.

Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.



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