Black-faced Cotinga (Conioptilon mcilhennyi)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Cotingidae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern

black-faced cotinga
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pto Maldonado, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Acre, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Madre de Dios, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Madre de Dios, Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~23 cm (9 in). The Black-faced Cotinga is dingy white with black wings and tail. It has a black mask and throat. Sexes are alike. The immature is a dull version of the adult. It forages alone or in pairs in the canopy of floodplain forest. It is similar to a Black-tailed Tityra but is distinguished by a black head and a mask without the red base of the bill of the Tityra. Also, see Purple-throated Cotinga.

Status: The Black-faced Cotinga in Peru is restricted to the departments of Madre de Dios and extreme southern Ucayali. It also occurs in Br and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Cotinga de Cara Negra.

Sub-species: Black-faced Cotinga (Conioptilon mcilhennyi), Lowery and O’Neill, 1966.

Meaning of Name: Conioptilon: Gr. konia= fine powder and ptilon= down, feather.
mcilhennyi: In honor of John Stauffer McIlhenny (1909-1997) US business magnate, research chemist, conservationist.and philanthropist.

See more of the Family Cotingidae   peru aves

Distribution Map


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 03/01/2016.