Turquoise Cotingas

Cotingas
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The Turquoise Cotinga (Cotinga ridgwayi) is found in Costa Rica and western Panama, where it occurs in tropical moist forests and plantations from the lowlands into lower mountain regions.


Diet / Feeding

They feed mainly on fruit.


Description

The males have a colorful bluish-green 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.


Status

This species is threatened by deforestation. It is listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN.


Species Research by Sibylle Johnson



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