Red-crested Cotinga Photo by Ann Doty
- Peru > Cuzco [Cusco]
- Jul 04, 2019
Malaga Pass; Cusco, Peru
with VENT tour guide Doris Valencia
This plump gray bird is a regular sight atop patches of trees from the temperate forest zone to above treeline in the Andes. both sexes are medium gray with a darker face, blackish wings, and a white band on the tail (visible in flight). The namesake red crest is usually laid flat down the nape, but is occasionally raised into a spectacular splayed bouquet of feathers.
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