Pompadour Cotinga (Xipholena punicea)

The Pompadour Cotinga (Xipholena punicea) is a South American endemic that is found in the subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.

Pompadour Cotinga (Xipholena punicea)


Diet / Feeding

They mostly eat fruit or insects.


Cotingas have broad bills with hooked tips, rounded wings, and strong legs.

The males have mostly red plumage..

The females are duller than the males.

Breeding / Nesting

The females alone care for the eggs and young. Males will mate with several females.

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