Black-necked Red-Cotinga (Phoenicircus nigricollis)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Alpahuayo, Loreto

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Napo, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Orellana, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Digital Adaptation

Identification & Behavior: ~22.5 cm (8.8 in). The male Black-necked Red-Cotinga is bright red with black wings, mantle, and throat. The female has a similar plumage pattern where the black parts on the male are replaced by brown. It forages at various heights within Terra Firme forest where fruit is available.  The plumage is unmistakable in its range.

Status: The Black-necked Red-Cotinga  is uncommon and widespread in northern Amazonia where it restricted to the north side of the Amazon and Ucayali Rivers. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Br.

Name in Spanish: Cotinga-Roja de Cuello Negro.

Sub-species: Black-necked Red-Cotinga (Phoenicircus nigricollis Swainson), 1832.

Meaning of Name: Phoenicircus: Gr. phoinix, phoinikos= crimson, red and kerkos, circus= tail. nigricollis: L. niger= black and collis, collum: neck, necked, throated.

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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.