Banded cotinga

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Banded cotinga
Oiseaux brillans du Brésil Planche 18 (Cotinga maculata).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cotingidae
Genus: Cotinga
Species: C. maculata
Binomial name
Cotinga maculata
(Müller, 1776)

The banded cotinga (Cotinga maculata) is a species of bird in the family Cotingidae. It is endemic to south-east Brazil.

Its natural habitat is tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss as its population is estimated to number 250-999 mature individuals.[2]

Ecology[edit]

It inhabits the canopy of the lowland Atlantic forest, and has a diet of seeds, berries, fruit, caterpillars, and other insects.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Cotinga maculata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=4508

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