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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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(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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Noun1.cotinga - passerine bird of New World tropicscotinga - 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
cock of the rock, Rupicola peruviana - bird of the Andes similar to Rupicola rupicola
bellbird - any of several tropical American birds of the genus Procnias having a bell-like call
Cephalopterus ornatus, umbrella bird - black tropical American bird having a large overhanging crest and long feathered wattle
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Ademas, Carpish exhibe una alta diversidad de aves, entre las familias mas importantes se registran Trochilidae (picaflores o colibris), Ramphastidae (tucanes, tucanetas), Thraupidae (tangaras), Psittacidae (loros y pericos), Cotingidae (cotingas) y especies endemicas como el tiranido Uromyias agraphia Chapman 1919 y, el picaflor cobrizo Metallura theresiae Simon 1902 (Young & Leon 1999, Parker & O'Neill 1976).
Fruit doves, cotingas and one type of stork have complex plumage patterns without melanins.
W., 2004.-Family Cotingidae (Cotingas), en DEL HOYO, J., ELLIOT, A.
According to a paper published in the journal, Science, palm trees in Brazil's Atlantic Forest have quickly evolved to produce smaller seeds as the populations of large-billed, fruit-eating birds such as toucans and cotingas have disappeared.
It provides a species-by-species account of cotingas and manikins, two large families of colorful birds from the American tropics.
Most prominent among frugivorous animals are passerine birds (e.g., tanagers, thrushes, cotingas, starlings, birds of paradise, waxwings), non-passerine birds (e.g., toucans, trogons, parrots, pigeons, hornbills, touracos), mammalian carnivores such as bears, procyonids (e.g., raccoons, coatis), viverrids (e.g., civets, genets), and canids (e.g., coyotes, foxes), and, in tropical regions, monkeys, bats, forest ungulates, reptiles and fishes (Dubost, 1984; Bodmer, 1989, 1991; Jordano, 1992; Milton, 1992; Horn, 1997; Atsalis, 1999; Duncan & Chapman, 1999; Hamann & Curio, 1999; Jordano, 2000; Clarke & Downie, 2001; Herrera, 2002; Olesen & Valido, 2003; Morris et al., 2006; Bravo, 2008; Celedon-Neghme et al., 2008; Galetti et al., 2008).
With regard to New World nectarivorous birds, especially in tropical areas, Trochilidae (hummingbirds) are the main pollinating species, but there are other flower visitors, such as the Thraupidae (tanagers), Icteridae (blackbirds), Contigidae (cotingas), Picidae (woodpeckers), Emberizidae (flowerpiercers) and Coerebidae (honeycreepers), which are adapted to a nectar diet (Rocca and Sazima, 2008).
Purple-throated fruit crows, toucans, parrots, macaws, double-toothed kites, hawk eagles, spangled cotingas (small birds like turquoise jewels).
Other groups show the same pattern of distribution; besides frogs of the Hyla parvidens group cited by Luna and Patterson (2003), we found several groups of birds (e.g., the cotingas Phibalura flavirostris and Phyllomyias fasciatus, Phyllomyias sp.