Cotingidae


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Cotingidae

[kō′tin·jə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The cotingas, a family of neotropical suboscine birds in the order Passeriformes.

Cotingidae

 

a family of birds of the order Passeriformes. Members of this family are characterized by the distinctive structure of the lower throat. Several species are capable of producing unusual bell-like, howling, or bellowing sounds. The body measures 10 to 50 cm long. Most species have brilliant plumage. There are approximately 90 species, found in the tropical forests of Central and South America. The birds nest in hollow trees; several species attach their nests to rocks. They feed on fruits, berries, insects, and other invertebrates.

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La familia Cotingidae (Passeriformes) es un grupo diverso de aves con amplia distribucion en el Neotropico, comprende 66 especies descritas (Snow 2004, Kirwan & Green 2012).
A comprehensive multilocus phylogeny of the Neotropical cotingas (Cotingidae, Aves) with a comparative evolutionary analysis of breeding system and plumage dimorphism and a revised phylogenetic classification.
For example, manakins (Pipridae) and cocks-of-the-rock (Rupicola: Cotingidae) choose lek perches that are more sunlit than typical understory perches (Endler and Th[acute{e}]ry 1996), and such sites may provide growth advantages for seedlings.
Notes on the behavior of three Cotingidae. Auk 78:150-161.
Dieta de Phytotoma rutila (Passeriformes: Cotingidae) en el desierto del Monte central, Argentina.
Las familias con menor numero de especies fueron: Odonthophoridae (Perdices), Podicipedidae (Zambullidores), Phalacrocoracidae (Cormoranes), Anhingidae (Patos-aguja), Threskiornithidae (Ibis), Pandionidae (Aguila Pescadora), Charadriidae (Caravanas y Chorlitos), Scolopacidae (Andarrios, Becasinas), Tytonidae (Lechuzas), Strigidae (Buhos), Nyctibiidae (Biemparados), Momotidae (Barranqueros), Grallariidae (Tororoi), Cotingidae (Cotingas, Fruteros) Vireonidae (Verderones - Vireos), Corvidae (Carriquies o Arrendajos), Troglodytidae (Cucaracheros), Cinclidae (Mirlos Acuaticos) y Mimidae (Sinsonte) con una especie cada una respectivamente.
Phytotoma raimondii Taczanowski 1883, la cortarrama peruana, (Passeriforrnes, Cotingidae) es una especie endemica y de distribucion restringida a la costa norte del Peru, desde el departamento de Tumbes hasta el departamento de Ancash, y hasta los 300 m de altitud (Schulenberg et al.