Plum-throated Cotinga

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The Plum-throated Cotinga is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

the plum-throated cotingas has been observed foraging in the same tree with parrots (short-tailed parrots and cobalt-winged parakeet ). FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET Fruit and berries are consumed, often "gorging" at a masting tree or bush such as mistletoe. The fruits are often plucked on the wing. Although the seeds of larger species (e.g., mistletoe) might be regurgitated, smaller seeds are often swallowed. Insects are also taken. More

The Plum-throated Cotinga (Cotinga maynana) is a species of bird in the Cotingidae family. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, and heavily degraded former forest. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Cotinga maynana. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 25 July 2007. More

The Plum-throated Cotinga (Cotinga maynana) is found in South America, specifically the following countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Natural Habitat: Subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, and heavily degraded former forest areas. Diet / Feeding They feed mainly on fruit. More

The Plum-throated Cotinga's turquoise colour could occur because of nanostructures in its feathers Many bird species may have evolved to control these processes, suggest Dufresne and Prum. The colours depend on the way the nanostructures are arranged. For example, in the Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis), which has a blue-black plumage, the nanostructures are made up of beta-keratin bars and air channels in twisted forms. The turquoise plumage of the Plum-throated Cotinga (Cotinga maynana) could be caused by its spherical nanostructures. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Cotingidae
Genus : Cotinga
Species : maynana
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1766)
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