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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cotingidae
Many, see text.

The cotingas are a large family of passerine bird species found in tropical South America.

They are birds of forests or forest edges, which mostly eat fruit or insects and fruit. 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, such as the cock-of-the-rocks, are brightly coloured, or decorated with plumes or wattles, like the umbrellabirds, with their umbrella-like crest and long throat wattles. Some, like the bellbirds, have distinctive and far-carrying calls. The females of most species are duller than the males.

The cock-of-the-rocks are more terrestrial than other species, and have an elaborate group mating display.


  • Genus Oxyruncus
    • Sharpbill, Oxyruncus cristatus
  • Genus Phytotoma, the plantcutters
    • Peruvian Plantcutter, Phytotoma raimondii
      White-tipped Plantcutter, Phytotoma rutila
      Rufous-tailed Plantcutter, Phytotoma rara
  • Genus Phoenicircus
    • Black-necked Red Cotinga, Phoenicircus nigricollis
    • Guianan Red Cotinga, Phoenicircus carnifex
  • Genus Laniisoma
    • Shrike-like Cotinga, Laniisoma elegans
  • Genus Laniocera, the mourners
    • Speckled Mourner, Laniocera rufescens
    • Cinereous Mourner, Laniocera hypopyrra
  • Genus Phibalura
    • Swallow-tailed Cotinga, Phibalura flavirostris
  • Genus Tijuca
    • Black-and-gold Cotinga, Tijuca atra
    • Gray-winged Cotinga, Tijuca condita
  • Genus Carpornis, the berryeaters
    • Hooded Berryeater, Carpornis cucullatus
    • Black-headed Berryeater, Carpornis melanocephalus
  • Genus Ampelion
    • Red-crested Cotinga, Ampelion rubrocristata
    • Chestnut-crested Cotinga, Ampelion rufaxilla
  • Genus Doliornis
    • Chestnut-bellied Cotinga, Doliornis remseni
    • Bay-vented Cotinga, Doliornis sclateri
  • Genus Zaratornis
    • White-cheeked Cotinga, Zaratornis stresemanni
  • Genus Pipreola, the fruiteaters
    • Green-and-black Fruiteater, Pipreola riefferii
    • Band-tailed Fruiteater, Pipreola intermedia
    • Barred Fruiteater, Pipreola arcuata
    • Golden-breasted Fruiteater, Pipreola aureopectus
    • Orange-breasted Fruiteater, Pipreola jucunda
    • Black-chested Fruiteater, Pipreola lubomirskii
    • Masked Fruiteater, Pipreola pulchra
    • Fiery-throated Fruiteater, Pipreola chlorolepidota
    • Scarlet-breasted Fruiteater, Pipreola frontalis
    • Handsome Fruiteater, Pipreola formosa
    • Red-banded Fruiteater, Pipreola whitelyi
  • Genus Ampelioides
    • Scaled Fruiteater, Ampelioides tschudii
  • Genus Iodopleura, the purpletufts
    • Buff-throated Purpletuft, Iodopleura pipra
    • White-browed Purpletuft, Iodopleura isabellae
    • Dusky Purpletuft, Iodopleura fusca
  • Genus Calyptura
    • Kinglet Calyptura, Calyptura cristata
  • Genus Lipaugus, the pihas
    • Gray-tailed Piha, Lipaugus subalaris
    • Olivaceous Piha, Lipaugus cryptolophus
    • Dusky Piha, Lipaugus fuscocinereus
    • Scimitar-winged Piha, Lipaugus uropygialis
    • Screaming Piha, Lipaugus vociferans
    • Rufous Piha, Lipaugus unirufus
    • Cinnamon-vented Piha, Lipaugus lanioides
    • Rose-collared Piha, Lipaugus streptophorus
  • Genus Porphyrolaema
    • Purple-throated Cotinga, Porphyrolaema porphyrolaema
  • Genus Cotinga
    • Lovely Cotinga, Cotinga amabilis
    • Turquoise Cotinga, Cotinga ridgwayi
    • Blue Cotinga, Cotinga nattererii
    • Plum-throated Cotinga, Cotinga maynana
    • Purple-breasted Cotinga, Cotinga cotinga
    • Banded Cotinga, Cotinga maculata
    • Spangled Cotinga, Cotinga cayana
  • Genus Xipholena
    • Pompadour Cotinga, Xipholena punicea
    • White-tailed Cotinga, Xipholena lamellipennis
    • White-winged Cotinga, Xipholena atropurpurea
  • Genus Carpodectes
    • Black-tipped Cotinga, Carpodectes hopkei
    • Yellow-billed Cotinga, Carpodectes antoniae
    • Snowy Cotinga, Carpodectes nitidus
  • Genus Conioptilon
    • Black-faced Cotinga, Conioptilon mcilhennyi
  • Genus Gymnoderus
    • Bare-necked Fruitcrow, Gymnoderus foetidus
  • Genus Haematoderus
    • Crimson Fruitcrow, Haematoderus militaris
  • Genus Querula
    • Purple-throated Fruitcrow, Querula purpurata
  • Genus Pyroderus
    • Red-ruffed Fruitcrow, Pyroderus scutatus
  • Genus Cephalopterus, the umbrellabirds
    • Long-wattled Umbrellabird, Cephalopterus penduliger
    • Amazonian Umbrellabird, Cephalopterus ornatus
    • Bare-necked Umbrellabird, Cephalopterus glabricollis
  • Genus Perissocephalus
    • Capuchinbird, Perissocephalus tricolor
  • Genus Procnias, the bellbirds
    • Three-wattled Bellbird, Procnias tricarunculata
      White Bellbird, Procnias alba
      Bearded Bellbird, Procnias averano
      Bare-throated Bellbird, Procnias nudicollis
  • Genus Rupicola, the cock-of-the-rocks
    • Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, Rupicola rupicola
      Andean Cock-of-the-rock, Rupicola peruviana

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