|Black-and-gold Cotinga Lipaugus ater
(aka Tijuca atra)
Brazilian name: Saudade
|Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Black-and-gold Cotinga is a Brazilian
endemic restricted to a small area of montane forest in the south-east of Brazil in the state of Rio de Janeiro and immediately adjacent areas
of Minas Gerais and São Paulo. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
The male, seen here is all black except for the large yellow-golden patch on its wings and a bright orange bill. The iris is reddish-brown.
|Photos 3 to 5 shows the bird stretching its wings. It looked like some sort of a display but there was no sign of
a female nearby.
There is a page in Portuguese on Wikiaves.
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