Order
Passeriformes
Family
Cotingidae
Genus
Cotinga
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Lovely Cotinga Cotinga amabilis

Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, and Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published February 15, 2013

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Lovely Cotinga populations are threatened in Mexico. Because these birds are quiet and silent, and prefer the higher strata of the forest, little is known about their behavior, social organization and reproductive traits. During flight, the male Lovely Cotinga produces a slight rattle with the wings. These sounds are much more frequent during the reproductive season. Cotingas are important seed dispersers in forests, as these birds consume the entire fruits and then regurgitate the seeds intact at sites away from the mother plant.

Distribution of the Lovely Cotinga
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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Lovely Cotinga

Recommended Citation

Rodríguez-Flores, C. I., C. A. Soberanes-González, M. d. C. Arizmendi, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). Lovely Cotinga (Cotinga amabilis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.lovcot1.01