White-cheeked cotinga

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White-cheeked cotinga
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cotingidae
Genus: Zaratornis
Koepcke, 1954
Species: Z. stresemanni
Binomial name
Zaratornis stresemanni
Koepcke, 1954

The white-cheeked cotinga (Zaratornis stresemanni) is a species of bird in the family Cotingidae. It is monotypic within the genus Zaratornis.[2] It is endemic to the Andes in west-central Peru. It mainly occurs at altitudes 3,250-4,250 m.a.s.l. in woodlands dominated by Polylepis and Gynoxys. It primarily feeds on mistletoe berries. It is threatened by habitat destruction and consequently considered vulnerable by BirdLife International and IUCN.[1]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Zaratornis stresemanni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Monroe, Burt L.; Sibley, Charles G. (1997). A World Checklist of Birds. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. p. 155. ISBN 0-300-07083-7.

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