Translator Disclaimer
1 December 2008 Nest, Nestling Care, and Breeding Season of the Spangled Cotinga (Cotinga cayana) in French Guiana
Johan Ingels
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

I report a nest, nestling care, and the breeding season of the Spangled Cotinga (Cotinga cayana) near Saül, French Guiana. The open cup nest was found on 20 October 2007 with a 15–20 days old nestling, ∼12 m above ground in a yellow mombin tree (Spondias mombin). Nest activities were followed during 4 days, from dawn to dark. The nestling's plumage had a scaled color pattern like that of the female, but was paler gray. The female left the nest between 0600 and 0630 hrs in the morning, and provisioned the nestling 6–8 times a day. Food items delivered to the nestling were mainly bluish to blackish fruits, ∼6–7 mm in diameter, but also included a ∼6 cm cricket (Orthoptera) and a ∼10 cm lizard. The female arrived for a last provisioning between 1630 and 1710 hrs, after which she stayed with the nestling until morning. This and other records of breeding Spangled Cotingas suggest that nesting coincides with the dry season.

Johan Ingels "Nest, Nestling Care, and Breeding Season of the Spangled Cotinga (Cotinga cayana) in French Guiana," The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120(4), 871-874, (1 December 2008). https://doi.org/10.1676/08-013.1
Received: 24 January 2008; Accepted: 1 May 2008; Published: 1 December 2008
JOURNAL ARTICLE
4 PAGES


Share
SHARE
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top