Guianan Red Cotinga

Guianan Red Cotinga

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The Guianan Red-Cotinga (Phoenicircus carnifex) is a species of bird in the Cotingidae family, the cotingas. It is one of two species in the genus Phoenicircus.

Interesting facts:

Males call and display at dispersed leks of several individuals. During the display flight, they produce a whistle with their wings, followed by a vocal whistle. More commonly heard, however, is a whistled, three-note advertising call



The species is sexually dimorphic with the male being a bright turquoise-blue with a large deep wine-red throat and black to the wings, tail and back. The female is overall dull brownish-gray with darker wings and faint mottling below.


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