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 12 videos
A bird perched in the rain and flies away. Locality Bosque Unchog, Huánuco Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 3 November 2012 34 weeks ago 44 sec 4.5
side view Locality Hacienda Limón, Marañón Valley, Cajamarca Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 31 October 2012 14 weeks ago 47 sec 4.3
Two different birds, side and dorsal view. Locality Bosque Unchog, Huánuco Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 4 November 2012 28 weeks ago 47 sec 4.1
bird perching on the top Locality Bosque Unchog, Huánuco Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 3 November 2012 49 weeks ago 47 sec 3.9
perched in treetop Locality Pillahuata, Kosñipata Valley, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Madre de Dios Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 1 September 2006 2 years ago 37 sec 3.8
rear view perched Locality Hacienda Limón, Marañón Valley, Cajamarca Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 31 October 2012 14 weeks ago 27 sec 3.3
PhotosSee all 20 photos
Male in display
Locality Cerro Tunari, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia
Dubi Shapiro 15 November 2012 46 weeks ago 4.4
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 43 weeks ago 3.6
Locality Apurimac Valley, Cusco Department, Peru
Marc FASOL 5 June 2013 5 weeks ago 3.6
A bird perched on a tree.
Locality Cochabamba Department, Bolivia
Diego R. Méndez 11 April 2011 29 weeks ago 3.5