Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Zeiss - Always on the lookout for something special – Shop now

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Personal tools
Main Categories

Swallow-tailed Cotinga

From Opus

This article is incomplete.
This article is missing one or more sections. You can help the BirdForum Opus by expanding it.

Photo © by Francisco PaludoBocaiúva do Sul, Paraná, Brazil, July 2018
Photo © by Francisco Paludo
Bocaiúva do Sul, Paraná, Brazil, July 2018

Includes Palkachupa Cotinga

Phibalura flavirostris


[edit] Identification

21–23·5 cm (8¼-9¼ in)

  • Nominate subspecies has blood red iris and pink legs.

[edit] Variation

Subspecies boliviana has mustard yellow eyes and orange-yellow legs.

[edit] Distribution

South-eastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay and Argentina, and western Bolivia.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

FemalePhoto © by Francisco PaludoBocaiúva do Sul, PR, Brazil, July 2018
Photo © by Francisco Paludo
Bocaiúva do Sul, PR, Brazil, July 2018

Two subspecies are recognized1:

  • P. f. boliviana:
  • Foothills of western Bolivia (La Paz)
  • P. f. flavirostris :

The subspecies boliviana (living in Bolivia) is separated from the nominate subspecies by about 2500 km. A paper from 2004 describes the first systematic observations of this subspecies since its rediscovery in 2000. This subspecies has been proposed for status as a full species Phibalura boliviana (Palkachupa Cotinga)2.

[edit] Habitat


[edit] Behaviour

The nominate form migrates seasonally between lower and higher elevation areas.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2018)
  3. Birdforum thread discussing the taxonomy of Swallow-tailed Cotinga

[edit] External Links


Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.28613091 seconds with 10 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 08:34.