|White-winged Cotinga Xipholena
Brazilian name: Anambé-de-asa-branca
Porto Seguro, Bahia, Brazil
The White-winged Cotinga is distributed in lowland Atlantic Rain Forest along the coast of eastern Brazil from Paraíba to Rio de Janeiro.
Unfortunately, this is a habitat that is
disappearing fast and numbers are declining at an alarming rate.
As a consequence it is classified as Endangered by Birdlife International. The main threat comes
from continuing deforestation which destroyed 60% of the habitat
between 1980 and 1997.
|The male, seen here in photos
1 and 2 is blackish-purple on the head and body with white on the
wings and a yellow eye.
The female in photos 3 to 5 is ash-grey above with white edging on the wings and paler underparts with mottling.
Photo 6 shows an immature male moving into male plumage with white specks on the underparts. It would have started off life looking like a female.
|The outer web of the primaries have thicker rami as can be seen in flight in photo 5.|
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