Pompadour Cotinga
Pompadour Cotinga

Pompadour Cotinga

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The Pompadour Cotinga (Xipholena punicea) is a native of South American and is found in the subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


The Pompadour male plumage is mostly red and the female is similar but a duller plumage.


The females care for the eggs and young. The males will mate with several females.

Interesting fact:

During breeding season males gather to perform a ritualized flight display to attract a female. Two or three males will chase each other around a group of tree tops, keeping above the trees so that their white wings flashing against the dark foliage.


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