Association for BioDiversity Information. 1101 Wilson Blvd., 15th Floor, Arlington, VA 22209 USA. Web site: <>

University of Michigan. 3019 Museum of Zoology, 1109 Geddes Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079 USA. Phone: (734) 647-2208. Fax: (734) 763-4080. E-mail: rbpayne Web site: <http://www.ummz.lsa.umkh .edu/birds/index.html>


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Partners. BBC Video: British Broadcasting Corporation. 1998.

Charles E. Siegel, MS

Class Aves Order Passeriformes Suborder Tyranni Family Cotingidae

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A spectacular group of birds that range in size from a canary to a crow, and are characterized by extreme colors, vocalizations, and/or body ornamentation


Number of genera, species

25 genera; 61 species


Predominately tropical forest, including seasonally inundated and dry tropical forest

Conservation status

Critically Endangered: 1 species; Endangered: 4 species; Vulnerable: 10 species; Near Threatened: 5 species

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