Tijuca (bird)

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cotingidae
Genus: Tijuca
Férussac, 1829

Tijuca atra (black-and-gold cotinga)
Tijuca condita (grey-winged cotinga)

Tijuca is a genus of passerine birds in the cotinga family, Cotingidae. It contains two species:

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Tijuca atra Black-and-gold Cotinga.jpg Tijuca atra Black-and-gold cotinga Serra do Mar in south-eastern Brazil
Tijuca condita Gray-winged Cotinga.jpg Tijuca condita Grey-winged cotinga Serra dos Órgãos and Serra do Tinguá in Rio de Janeiro State of Brazil

They both have small ranges, occurring in montane forest in south-east Brazil. Their diet includes fruit.

They are fairly large cotingas, 24–26.5 centimetres long. The grey-winged cotinga and female black-and-gold cotinga are mainly olive, while the male black-and-gold cotinga is mostly black with a yellow wing-speculum. They have high-pitched, whistling calls.

Further reading[edit]

  • BirdLife International (2007) Species factsheet: Tijuca condita. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/8/2007.
  • Snow, David W. & Goodwin, Derek (1974) "The Black-and-gold Cotinga", Auk (91) 360–369.
  • Souza, Deodato (2002) All the Birds of Brazil: An Identification Guide, Dall.