Pompadour Cotingas

Pompadour Cotinga (Xipholena punicea)

The Pompadour Cotinga (Xipholena punicea) is a South American endemic that is found in the subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.


Diet / Feeding

They mostly eat fruit or insects.



Cotingas have broad bills with hooked tips, rounded wings, and strong legs.

The males have a mostly red plumage..

The females are duller than the males.


Breeding / Nesting

The females alone care for the eggs and young. Males will mate with several females

Pompadour Cotinga

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson



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