White-tailed cotinga

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White-tailed cotinga
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cotingidae
Genus: Xipholena
Species: X. lamellipennis
Binomial name
Xipholena lamellipennis
(Lafresnaye, 1839)

The white-tailed cotinga (Xipholena lamellipennis) is a species of bird in the family Cotingidae. It is endemic to Brazil in the northern portions of the Amazon Basin's southeast quadrant.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Xipholena range overview[edit]

Of the three Xipholena genera, X. atropurpurea, the white-winged cotinga is located on southeastern coastal Brazil in a 125 km wide restricted range strip stretching about 3500 kilometers.

Pompadour cotinga, X. punicea and white-tailed cotinga, X. lamellipennis complete a total range of the Amazon Basin, with the white-tailed cotinga completing the entire range of the southeast Amazon quadrant, the northern portion. This range does not cross the Amazon River into the northeast quadrant with the Guianas. The range only abuts the southwest quadrant of the pompadour cotinga, with no overlapping.

The white-tailed cotinga's southeast Amazon Basin range encompasses the lower drainage, (about one third), of the Tocantins-Araguaia River system, and ends in the east at the Atlantic Ocean in the state of Maranhão. To the west, it encompasses the lower reaches of the tributary, the Tapajós River.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Xipholena lamellipennis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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