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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Entre los frugivoros, las familias Psittacidae, Ramphastidae, Cracidae y Cotingidae figuran entre las mas sensibles (KATTAN, 1992).
Families Cotingidae, Pipridae, Formicaridae, Furnariidae, Dendrocolaptidae and Picidae.
Hirundinea ferruginea (Ma-p) 9, 25, 29 Pitangus sulphuratus (Ma-p) 7, 21, 26, 29 Tyrannus melancholicus (Ma-e) 26, 28 Tyrannus savana (Ma-e) 23, 27 COTINGIDAE Phytotoma rutila (Ma-e) 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 13, 18, 16, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 HIRUNDINIDAE Haplochelidon andecola 6, 12, 19, 25 (M-alt.
Pipra (+) SB,BB V 183 Corapipo leucorrhoa SB,BB VRC 184 Machaeropterus regulus SB,BB VR 185 Masius chrysopterus SB,BB VRC 186 Schiffornis turdinus SB,BS VARC 187 Piprites chloris DB VAC COTINGIDAE 188 Cotinga nattererii DB V 189 Querula purpurata DB,BB VA 190 Tityra semifasciata BB,DB,BS VA 191 T.