Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the neotropical passerine birds of the genus Cotinga

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bird of the family Cotingidæ, including numerous bright-colored South American species; -- called also chatterers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The native name of several South American manakins: applied to sundry cotingine birds.
  • n. Any bird of the family Cotingidæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. passerine bird of New World tropics

Etymologies

From New Latin cotinga, from Old Tupi cutinga. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Examples of seed dispersing birds are the hornbill, the toucan, the aracari, the cotinga, and some species of parrots.

    Frugivore

  • Examples are buff-breasted tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus mirandae), white-winged cotinga (Xipholena atropurpurea), seven-colored tanager (Tangara fastuosa), and yellow-faced siskin (Carduelis yarrellii).

    Pernambuco interior forests

  • Two endemic birds listed by IUCN as vulnerable are found in the mangroves of this ecoregion: the mangrove hummingbird (Amazilia boucardi) and the yellow-billed cotinga (Carpodectes antoniae).

    Moist Pacific Coast mangroves

  • Birds that may visit mangrove communities include Amazona autumnalis, scarlet macaw (Ara macao), green macaw (Ara ambigua), military macaw (A. militaris), snowy cotinga (Carpodectes nitidus), and several parrots, parakeets, and hummingbirds.

    Mosquitia-Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast mangroves

  • The latter was also a full-grown male cotinga, known to a few people in this world as the dark-breasted mourner (_Lipaugus simplex_).

    Edge of the Jungle

  • Sheer color alone is powerful enough, but when heightened by contrast, it becomes still more effective, and I seemed to have secured, with two barrels, a cotinga and its shadow.

    Edge of the Jungle

  • (Cab. and Hein.) 37 2 Monarch; _Anosia plexippus_ (Linné) 38 7 Red-breasted Blue Chatterer; _Cotinga cotinga_ Linné

    Edge of the Jungle

  • The most interesting birds he shot were a cotinga, brilliant turquoise-blue with a magenta-purple throat, and a big woodpecker, black above and cinnamon below with an entirely red head and neck.

    VIII. The River of Doubt

  • The most interesting birds he shot were a cotinga, brilliant turquoise-blue with a magenta - purple throat, and a big woodpecker, black above and cinnamon below with an entirely red head and neck.

    Through the Brazilian Wilderness

  • This cotinga is a solitary bird, and utters only a monotonous whistle, which sounds like _quet_.

    The Western World Picturesque Sketches of Nature and Natural History in North and South America

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