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Black-tipped Cotinga - BirdForum Opus

Carpodectes hopkei


23·5–25 cm (9¼-10 in)

  • Pure white
  • Black tipped primaries and central tail feathers


  • Grey upperparts
  • Blackish wings and tail
  • White edged wing-coverts and inner flight feathers
  • Pale grey throat
  • White belly


Central and South America
Central America: eastern Panama
South America: western Colombia, north-western Ecuador.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Humid forests and mangroves and sometimes secondary woodlands. Occurs up to around 900 m.



Their diet appears to consist mostly of fruit, but with little detail available as to detail, though possibly 'Cecropia is favoured.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. The Birds of South America: Vol. II, The Suboscine Passerines, By Robert S. Ridgely, Guy Tudor, William L. Brown, World Wildlife Fund
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Oct 2017)

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