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(Animals) any tropical American passerine bird of the family Cotingidae, such as the umbrella bird and the cock-of-the-rock, having a broad slightly hooked bill. Also called: chatterer
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co•tin•ga(koʊˈtɪŋ gə, kə-)
any of numerous suboscine birds comprising the family Cotingidae, of New World tropical forests: diverse in size and habits, with many species having spectacular plumage and far-carrying voices.
[1775–85; < New Latin < French < Tupi]
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|Noun||1.||cotinga - passerine bird of New World tropics|
New World flycatcher, tyrant bird, tyrant flycatcher, flycatcher - large American birds that characteristically catch insects on the wing
genus Cotinga - type genus of the Cotingidae: cotingas
Rupicola rupicola, cock of the rock - tropical bird of northern South America the male having brilliant red or orange plumage and an erectile disklike crest
bellbird - any of several tropical American birds of the genus Procnias having a bell-like call
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