Family Cotingidae

Family Cotingidae - andean cock of the rock Family Cotingidae - olivaceous piha
The Family Cotingidae is a large family of passerine bird species found only in the new world. Comparatively little is known about this diverse group, although all have broad bills with hooked tips, rounded wings, and strong legs. The males of many species are brightly colored, or decorated with plumes or wattles. Some, like the screaming piha, have distinctive and far-carrying calls. The females of most species are duller than the males. Most species are polygynous and only the females care for the eggs and young. Both brilliant male colors and loud vocalizations are the result of sexual selection. Many have striking courtship displays, often grouped together in leks. Some species within the family Cotingidae, such as the purple-throated fruitcrow, live in mixed-sex groups in which one female lays an egg and the others help provide insects to the chick. Nests among the Cotingas differ greatly. Many species lay a single egg in a nest so flimsy that the egg can be seen from underneath. Fruiteaters build more solid cup nests, and the cocks-of-the-rock attach their mud nests to cliffs. There are 18 genera and 33 species of cotingas known to occur in Peru. Photo: (left) Andean-Cock-Of-The-Rock, (right) Olivaceous Piha.
Cotingas, Fruiteaters, Pihas, Fruitcrows Cotingas, Fruteros
Green-and-black Fruiteater Frutero Verde y Negro Pipreola riefferii
Band-tailed Fruiteater Frutero de Cola Bandeada Pipreola intermedia
Barred Fruiteater Frutero Barrado Pipreola arcuata
Black-chested Fruiteater Frutero de Pecho Negro Pipreola lubomirskii
Masked Fruiteater Frutero Enmascarado Pipreola pulchra (E)
Scarlet-breasted Fruiteater Frutero de Pecho Escarlata Pipreola frontalis
Fiery-throated Fruiteater Frutero Garganta de Fuego Pipreola chlorolepidota
Scaled Fruiteater Frutero Escamoso Ampelioides tschudii
White-cheeked Cotinga Cotinga de Mejilla Blanca Zaratornis stresemanni (E)
Peruvian Plantcutter Cortarrama Peruano Phytotoma raimondii (E)
Bay-vented Cotinga Cotinga de Subcaudales Bayas Doliornis sclateri (E)
Chestnut-bellied Cotinga Cotinga de Vientre Castanño Doliornis remseni
Red-crested Cotinga Cotinga de Cresta Roja Ampelion rubrocristatus
Chestnut-crested Cotinga Cotinga de Cresta Castaña Ampelion rufaxilla
Black-necked Red-Cotinga Cotinga-Roja de Cuello Negro Phoenicircus nigricollis
Andean Cock-of-the-rock Gallito-de-las-Rocas Andino Rupicola peruvianus
Gray-tailed Piha Piha de Cola Gris Snowornis subalaris
Olivaceous Piha Piha Olivácea Snowornis cryptolophus
Purple-throated Fruitcrow Cuervo-Frutero de Garganta Púrpura Querula purpurata
Red-ruffed Fruitcrow Cuervo-Frutero de Garganta Roja Pyroderus scutatus
Amazonian Umbrellabird Pájaro-Paraguas Amazónico Cephalopterus ornatus
Plum-throated Cotinga Cotinga de Garganta Morada Cotinga maynana
Purple-breasted Cotinga Cotinga de Pecho Púrpura Cotinga cotinga
Spangled Cotinga Cotinga Lentejuelada Cotinga cayana
Dusky Piha Piha Oscura Lipaugus fuscocinereus
Scimitar-winged Piha Piha Ala-de-Cimatarra Lipaugus uropygialis
Screaming Piha Piha Gritona Lipaugus vociferans
Purple-throated Cotinga Cotinga de Garganta Púrpura Porphyrolaema porphyrolaema
Pompadour Cotinga Cotinga Pomposa Xipholena punicea
Bare-necked Fruitcrow Cuervo-Frutero de Cuello Pelado Gymnoderus foetidus
Black-faced Cotinga Cotinga de Cara Negra Conioptilon mcilhennyi
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