Purple breasted Cotinga (Cotinga cotinga)


[order] Passeriformes | [family] Cotingidae | [latin] Cotinga cotinga | [UK] Purple-breasted Cotinga | [FR] Cotinga de Daubenton | [DE] Purpurlatzkotinga | [ES] Cotinga Pechimorado | [IT] Cotinga pettopurpureo | [NL] Purperborstcotinga


Monotypic species

Physical charateristics

The male is a deeper blue than the Spangled Cotinga (Cotinga cayana) and its purple extends much lower down. The female is dark brown above and light brown below with buffy white edges to the feathers giving an overall scaled appearance.

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It is found in Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It seems to have a preference for being close to sandy-belt forest or savannah forest.


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Feeding habits

It feeds almost exclusively on large fruits and is usually seen in the early morning perched high near fruiting trees.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 1,900,000 km². The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population size criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., less than 10,000 mature individuals in conjunction with appropriate decline rates and subpopulation qualifiers), even though the species is described as ‘uncommon’ in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Purple-breasted Cotinga status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Purple-breasted Cotinga range map


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