• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.

Black-and-gold Cotinga - BirdForum Opus

Photo by birdsrio
São José do Barreiro SP, Brazil, 2019
Lipaugus ater

Tijuca atra


26.5–27.5 cm (10½-11 in)

  • Slightly hooked bill
  • Short wings


A rare and local endemic of the Atlantic Forest of south-eastern Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, southern Minas Gerais to extreme eastern São Paulo).


This is a monotypic species[1].

Photo by Andrew Whitehouse
Macae de Cima, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 2008


High elevation Atlantic Forest, gardens


Its song is etherial and haunting.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. BF Member observations
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2015)

Recommended Citation

External Links

Use Tijuca atra to

Use Black-and-gold Cotinga to

GSearch checked for 2020 platform.