Swallow-tailed Cotinga  Phibalura flavirostris 

Brazilian name: Tesourinha-da-mata
 

Swallow-tailed Cotinga, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image Brazil
November 2008

The Swallow-tailed Cotinga is distributed in south-east Brazil from central Bahia to Rio Grande do Sul. There is a disjunct population in western Bolivia.

It is found in forest borders and in more open areas with trees including gardens. It feeds mainly on fruits such as those of the mistletoe family but also eats insects.

It is classified as Near Threatened by Birdlife International  because of the loss of habitat in south-east Brazil.

Swallow-tailed Cotinga, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image It is mostly silent which is why there are no recordings on xeno-canto. There is a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase.
Swallow-tailed Cotinga, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image
Swallow-tailed Cotinga, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image
Swallow-tailed Cotinga, Camacã, Bahia, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image
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