Blue Cotingas

 
Cotingas
Blue Cotinga

The Blue Cotinga (Cotinga nattererii) is found in tropical moist lowland and heavily degraded former forest areas in Colombia, north-west Ecuador, eastern and central Panama and western Venezuela.

 

Diet / Feeding

They feed mainly on fruit.

 

Description

The males have a bright blue plumage - the blue color is produced by air bubbles in the feathers which scatter light.

The females are much duller than males and are mainly brown.


 

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