Spangled Cotinga (Cotinga cayana)

From the two canopy towers of Cristalino Jungle Lodge you have a fantastic bird’s eye view over the treetops, and you can see many of the canopy dwellers like this beautful cotinga.

But as there are many trees in the jungle, it’s only by chance you’ll see birds on the treetops closest to the tower. Even large birds are more often than not small specks against the green, as they are far away – even with a powerful telephoto lens.

Spangled Cotinga (Cotinga cayana)
This is the female.

This species does not sing, so the male only rely on plumage and sound from wings in flight.

Last updated on 4 November 2014