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Black-necked Red-Cotinga Phoenicircus nigricollis

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The Black-necked Red Cotinga is a spectacular large manakin-like cotinga of Amazonian rainforest, restricted to eastern Ecuador, northeastern Peru, southern Colombia, and central Brazil. It is closely related to the very similar Guianan Red Cotinga (Phoenicircus carniflex) of the Guianas and eastern Amazonian Brazil. Males are uniquely plumaged, being entirely bright scarlet red with a black throat, neck, back and wings. Females are also bright red, but lack the black. Occasionally found at fruiting trees within the forest, but more often detected at “leks” where males congregate and call. Typical call is a loud explosive, “flicker-like” “kyew.” Little is known about the natural history of the Red Cotingas.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Black-necked Red-Cotinga (Phoenicircus nigricollis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: