Spangled continga

Cotinga cayana

As is common with many birds, the male spangled cotinga is brightly colored, in this case, turquoise, while the female is a duller gray. While the blue feathers make the male more susceptible to catching a predator’s eye, it also appeals to the female cotinga during the mating season.

Fact File

lengthLength: 8.5 in
habitatHabitat: Forest
dietDiet: Fruit