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Chestnut-crested Cotinga

Ampelion rufaxilla

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Striking and scarce, this cotinga is found atop the canopy in the subtropical and temperate zone in the Andes. Like most cotingas, it is plump with a relatively short bill and tail. Key features include its mostly orange throat and neck and bold dark streaks on a pale yellowish belly. Also note the red eye and small chestnut shoulder patch. The namesake chestnut crest is usually laid flat down the nape, but is occasionally raised into a spectacular splayed bouquet of feathers. Occurs at lower elevations and typically in more intact forest than Red-crested Cotinga. Usually found singly or in pairs.

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