Lovely Cotinga Cotinga amabilis

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Cotingidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, and Thomas S. Schulenberg



Lovely Cotinga usually forages in the canopy. Food, either fruit or insects, usually is taken during a short sally. Also perches conspicuously in bare branches in the canopy.


No information, but probably not strongly territorial; at one site in Honduras, 51 specimens were collected from a single fruiting tree over a period of "about two weeks" (Peters 1929; see also Bangs 1903).

Social and interspecific behavior

Lovely Cotinga usually is solitary or in pairs, but larger numbers may congregate in fruiting trees.

Recommended Citation

Rodríguez-Flores, C. I., C. A. Soberanes-González, M. d. C. Arizmendi, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). Lovely Cotinga (Cotinga amabilis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.