Purple-breasted Cotingas

Purple-breasted Cotinga (Cotinga cotinga)

The Purple-breasted Cotinga (Cotinga cotinga) is a South American endemic that is found in Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.


Natural Habitat:

Subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


Diet / Feeding

They feed mainly on fruit.



The males have bright blue plumage with a purple chest. 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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