- Pompadour Cotinga
 - Pompadour Cotinga
 - Pompadour Cotinga
 - Pompadour Cotinga

Pompadour Cotinga Xipholena punicea

  • LC Least Concern
  • Names (18)
  • Monotypic
David Snow, Arnau Bonan, Sabrina Aeluro, Guy M. Kirwan, and Andrew J. Spencer
Version: 2.0 — Published July 24, 2020

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The Pompadour Cotinga is one of those birds that makes the Neotropical avifauna one of the gaudiest collections of organisms on the planet. Males are a striking metallic burgundy with bright white wings; females are charcoal gray with a white belly and blackish wings. The species resides in the canopy and edges of lowland humid forest from eastern Colombia, Venezuela, and the Guianas south to central Amazonian Brazil and northeastern Bolivia; there also are isolated populations in eastern Ecuador and northern Peru. This species is much more common in the northern part of the range than it is in western Amazonia. Pompadour Cotinga is mostly silent, but the male engages in ritual chasing that may function as a display.

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

Recommended Citation

Snow, D., A. Bonan, A. Aeluro, G. M. Kirwan, and A. J. Spencer (2020). Pompadour Cotinga (Xipholena punicea), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (T. S. Schulenberg, S. M. Billerman, and B. K. Keeney, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.pomcot1.02