Black-and-gold Cotinga Lipaugus ater
(aka Tijuca atra)
Brazilian name:
Saudade
Black-and-gold Cotinga, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
November 2008
 

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.

It is found at between 1,200 and 2,000 metres and is normally in or close to the canopy. It is more often heard than seen and its call is a far-reaching, high-pitched whistle.

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.

Black-and-gold Cotinga, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image 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.
Black-and-gold Cotinga, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image
Black-and-gold Cotinga, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image
Black-and-gold Cotinga, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image
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