SPECIES

Pompadour Cotinga Xipholena punicea

David Snow, Arnau Bonan, Sabrina Aeluro, Guy M. Kirwan, and Andrew J. Spencer
Version: 2.0 — Published July 24, 2020

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Male
Female
Male
Juvenile Pompadour Cotinga.

Resembles the adult female, but the irides are dark.

Immature male Pompadour Cotinga.
Immature male Pompadour Cotinga.
Immature male Pompadour Cotinga.
Female Pompadour Cotinga.

Gray, paler on the throat, belly, and undertail coverts. Wings and tail blacker; outer edges of the greater wing coverts and secondaries white. Iris is pale yellow in adults with a narrow white eyering.

Female Pompadour Cotinga.
Adult male Pompadour Cotinga.

Head and body are shining crimson-purple. Paler on the tertials, uppertail coverts, and rectrices.

Adult male Pompadour Cotinga.

Tail ranges from pale pink to white, more crimson-purple towards outer edges. Iris is pale yellow in adults.

Secondary wing-coverts crimson-purple, greater coverts elongated and stiffened, pointed at their tips, shafts white; rest of wing white, but the tips of the primaries are dusky black.

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