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Black-faced Cotinga - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Birding Peru
Rio Amigos Center for Investigation and Research, Peru, June 2008
Conioptilon mcilhennyi


23 cm (9 in)

  • Slightly hooked bill
  • Rictal bristles


South America: found in South-eastern Peru (southern Ucayali and southern Madre de Dios)[1], [3], [4]. South-western Brazil [3]. Possibly also present in Bolivia [4]


This is a monotypic species[1].


Moist lowland forests, especially those which are seasonally flooded along lakes and rivers.



Their diet consists mostly of fruit which is gathered in flight; they also eat insects and winged ants.


They build a very small nest from plant fibres.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2016)
  3. Ber van Perlo. 2009. A field guide to the Birds of Brazil. Oxford University Press, New York, NY, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-530155-7
  4. Ridgely and Tudor 2009. Field guide to the songbirds of South America - the passerines. University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, USA. ISBN 978-0-292-71979-8

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