Pompadour Cotinga

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Xipholena punicea

Pompadour Cotinga

The Pompadour Cotinga is a species of bird in the family Cotingidae.

It is a medium-sized and plump bird. It measures about 7.9 inches long and weighs around 58 - 76 grams.

Males have a deep claret-purple color, darker on the head. Wings are mainly white and the purple scapulars extend over the white wings to form a deep fringe. Iris is pale yellow.

Females have a fairly uniform gray plumage with white edging to the wing feathers.

Both males and females have a "short beak and wide gape".

Use frequent vocalizations of a “PURP!” noise to communicate with one another. Display sound of male is a hollow, unbirdlike rattle; display rarely seen.

Feeds mostly on fruits and insects.

Natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is found in the canopy of humid forest and seems to be more numerous in areas of sandy soil forest.

Found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.

It builds a fragile, open-air nest and lays only one egg at a time.


Leave a comment

Name .
Message .