Cotinga maculata •
cotinga maculatam

Cotinga maculata

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Birds are around 20 cm long, and males are a bright blue with a black spotted back. The throat and belly are bright purple with a blue band across the chest. Females are a dull brown with some white mottling. The primaries are modified to produce a slight whir during display.

The majority of the species is concentrated in the state of Bahia, with occasional records from the nearby state of Minas Gerais. It most likely once occurred in Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo, but has likely since been extirpated.

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Detailed information
Full Name: Banded cotinga (Cotinga maculata)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Birds
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 06/14/1976 Foreign (Headquarters) Wherever found
  • Countries in which the the Banded cotinga, Wherever found is known to occur: Brazil
Federal register documents
No recovery information is available for the Banded cotinga.
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