Family – Cotingidae

(Suboscine Passerine Birds)


The cotingas are a large family, Cotingidae, of suboscine passerine birds found in Central America and tropical South America. Cotingas are birds of forests or forest edges, that are primary frugivorous. They all have broad bills with hooked tips, rounded wings, and strong legs. They range in size from 12–13 cm of the fiery-throated fruiteater up to 48–51 cm of the Amazonian umbrellabird.