The Pompadour Cotinga (Xipholena punicea) is a native of South American and is found in the subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
Description: The Pompadour male plumage is mostly red and the female is similar but a duller plumage.
Male: Dark, shining crimson - purple color; light rosy purple tail.
Female: Upper parts are brown-grey. The throat and breast are grey, paler than the back.
Breeding: The females care for the eggs and young. The males will mate with several females. The females alone care for the eggs and young. Males will mate with several females. Many have striking courtship displays, often grouped together in leks (competitive mating displays or dancing grounds). The males gather high in a single tree or in adjacent trees, but male cocks-of-the-rock, as befits their more terrestrial lives, give their elaborate displays in leks on the ground.
During breeding season males gather to perform a ritualized flight display to attract a female. Two or three males will chase each other around a group of tree tops, keeping above the trees so that their white wings flashing against the dark foliage.
Diet: Fresh Fruit and insects.
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