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Shining Turquoise Plumage Contrasts Well With Jet Black Spangles And A Glistening Jewel Like Purple Throat!

JUST LIKE ALL MEMBERS OF THIS BIRD GENUS, EACH AND EVERYONE IS COMPLETELY SONG LESS.

The male’s bright turquoise blue plumage is stunning in good light, contrasting with the extensive black “spangling” on the wings and a jewel-like purple throat.

MEET THE SPANGLED COTINGA

Photo Courtesy of Mathias Appel / Public domain

The Spangled Cotinga is quite a widespread South American, Amazon forest loving bird. Having a range that spreads all the way from the base of the Andes to the Guyanas. A member of the Cotinga family, it likes to frequent the terra firme forest.

Photo Courtesy of Shannon Kringen / CC BY 2.0

The male of the species has bright turquoise-blue plumage with the large deep plum wine-red throat with black to the wings, tail, and back.

Photo Courtesy of Mathias Appel / Public domain

The female tends to be more of a dull, brown, gray color with darker wings and faint pearl shaped mottling on her belly.

Photo Courtesy of Greg Hume / CC BY-SA 4.0

Found throughout the Amazon Basin the range of this species extends from Colombia east of the Andes to southern and eastern Venezuela, on through Guyana, Suriname, and French Guyana.

Photo Courtesy of Greg Hume / CC BY-SA 4.0

Like other members of the Cotinga genus, they have no song and are frugivorous. However, they have been recorded feeding on insects.

Photo Courtesy of Rachel Samanyi/CC BY 2.0

The female builds a small cup-shaped nest out of twigs and rootlets, about 11 – 15 me off the ground, laying a single large egg. Subsequent prenatal care has only been seen by the female as well.

Photo Courtesy of Doug Janson / CC BY-SA 3.0

Due to the Spangled Cotinga’s wide range, its population is not thought to be under any threat.

You can watch the video below.

Source: Onebigbirdcage

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