Red-crested Cotinga (Ampelion rubrocristatus) - HBW 9, p. 74
French: Cotinga à huppe rouge
Spanish: Cotinga Crestirrojo
Taxonomy: A[mpelis] rubro-cristata d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye, 1837, Ayopayo, Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Genus appears to form a clade with Doliornis and Zaratornis; anatomical research and recent genetic data indicate close relationship to Phytotoma. Monotypic.
Distribution: N Colombia (Santa Marta Mts), also Sierra de Perijá (Colombia-W Venezuela border); and Andes from W Venezuela (S from NE Trujillo) and Colombia S to Bolivia (S to Santa Cruz).
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VideosSee all 9 videos
A bird perched in the rain and flies away. Locality Bosque Unchog, Huánuco Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 3 November 2012 5 weeks ago 44 sec 4.4
bird perching on the top Locality Bosque Unchog, Huánuco Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 3 November 2012 20 weeks ago 47 sec 4
perched in treetop Locality Pillahuata, Kosñipata Valley, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Madre de Dios Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 1 September 2006 1 year ago 37 sec 3.8
A bird perched high in a dead tree then flying away. Locality La M Nature Reserve, Antioquía Department, Colombia (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 8 November 2012 21 weeks ago 22 sec 3.3
A bird on the top of a bush Locality Pico Humboldt Trail, Sierra Nevada National Park, Mérida State, Venezuela (Monotypic species)
John Gregory 1 January 1996 5 years ago 14 sec 3.3
A bird perched and looking up, then, flying away Locality Pongo, Cotapata National Park, La Paz Department, Bolivia (Monotypic species)
Frank Witebsky 2004 5 years ago 14 sec 2.8
PhotosSee all 17 photos
Male in display
Locality Cerro Tunari, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia
Dubi Shapiro 15 November 2012 17 weeks ago 4.6
Bird in hand.
Locality Mulauco, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Paul R Martin 2 February 2007 4 years ago 4.1
on a branch, with crest up
Locality Guasca, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia
mauricio rueda 19 December 2010 2 years ago 3.7
Staring at a butterfly
Locality Ampay Forest, Apurimac Department, Peru
Tomas Grim 5 December 2011 14 weeks ago 3.6
A bird perched on a tree.
Locality Cochabamba Department, Bolivia
Diego R. Méndez 11 April 2011 5 days ago ADDED LAST WEEK 3.5
Male perched on tree
Locality Yanacocha Reserve, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
David Weaver 27 February 2011 2 years ago 3.5