Archive for 'Cotingidae'

Green-and-black Fruiteater (Pipreola riefferii)

Green-and-black Fruiteater (Pipreola riefferii)

As the name implies this is a fruit eater, and thus also a seed-disperser, yet I’ve never encountered it by any feeding stations. It blends in very well with the foliage, so it’s best notices during flight or vocalizations. It sounds like this: Elevation: 2039 meters “] Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: NIKON D5 Focal length: 700mm […]

Andean Cock-of-the-Rock (Rupicola peruvianus)

Andean Cock-of-the-Rock (Rupicola peruvianus)

This is such a unique looking species, unmistakable and like no other bird species. I’ve encountered it deep in the Canaima National Park in Venezuela, by the camp near Angel falls, and it’s just incredible to see the orange plumage stand out from the all-green foliage. Getting close to them at a lek, the site […]

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. […]