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    Andean Cock-of-the-Rock in Southern Peru by Ray Wilson.

    COTINGAS

    The destinations listed and linked below are the ones we believe are the best in the world to see cotingas.

    If there are any other destinations you think should be on the list then please Email us.

    The destinations are listed alphabetically. For more details click on the destination name.

    For more specific types of birds see those linked below ...

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  • Amazon - Brazil
    Capuchinbird, Pompadour, Purple-breasted and Spangled Cotingas, Bare-necked Fruitcrow and Screaming Piha, as well as a chance of Crimson Fruitcrow, Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, Guianan Red Cotinga and Amazonian Umbrellabird.

    Colombia
    The endemic Chestnut-capped Piha, as well as Dusky Piha, Andean Cock-of-the-rock (at lek), Chestnut-crested Cotinga, Red-ruffed Fruitcrow and fruiteaters including Golden-breasted and Orange-breasted, plus a chance of Blue Cotinga.

    Costa Rica
    Bare-necked Umbrellabird, Three-wattled Bellbird, Lovely and Turquoise Cotingas, Purple-throated Fruitcrow and Rufous Piha, as well as a chance of Snowy and Yellow-billed Cotingas.

    Ecuador - Northern
    Black-necked Red Cotinga, Andean Cock-of-the-rock (at lek), Plum-throated, Purple-throated and Spangled Cotingas, Bare-necked and Purple-throated Fruitcrows, White-browed Purpletuft, Barred, Green-and-black, Orange-breasted and Scaled Fruiteaters, Grey-tailed and Screaming Pihas, and Red-crested Cotinga, plus a chance of Amazonian and Long-wattled Umbrellabirds, Scarlet-breasted Fruiteater and Olivaceous Piha.

    Guyana
    Guianan Cock-of-the-rock (at lek), Capuchinbird, Pompadour, Purple-breasted and Spangled Cotingas, Bare-necked and Purple-throated Fruitcrows, and Screaming Piha, plus possibly Crimson Fruitcrow, Guianan Red Cotinga, White Bellbird and Dusky Purpletuft.

    Panama
    Three-wattled Bellbird, Blue and Turquoise Cotingas, Purple-throated Fruitcrow and Rufous Piha, as well as a chance of Black-tipped Cotinga.

    Peru - Northeastern (Iquitos)
    Black-necked Red Cotinga, Plum-throated, Pompadour, Purple-throated and Spangled Cotingas, Bare-necked and Purple-throated Fruitcrows, White-browed Purpletuft and Screaming Piha, as well as a chance of Amazonian Umbrellabird, Purple-breasted Cotinga.

    Peru - Northern
    The endemic Peruvian Plantcutter, Andean Cock-of-the-rock, Chestnut-crested Cotinga, Olivaceous Piha, Barred, Green-and-black and Scaled Fruiteaters, and Red-crested Cotinga, and a chance of Red-ruffed Fruitcrow, Amazonian Umbrellabird, and Fiery-throated and Scarlet-breasted Fruiteaters.

    Peru - Southern (Cuzco-Manu)
    Black-faced Cotinga, Andean Cock-of-the-rock (at lek), Plum-throated, Purple-throated and Spangled Cotingas, Bare-necked and Purple-throated Fruitcrows, and Screaming Piha, plus a chance of Amazonian Umbrellabird, White-browed Purpletuft, and Band-tailed, Masked and Scarlet-breasted Fruiteaters.

    Suriname
    Guianan Cock-of-the-rock (at big lek), Capuchinbird, Pompadour and Spangled Cotingas, Purple-throated Fruitcrow and Screaming Piha, a good chance of Crimson Fruitcrow and Guianan Red Cotinga, and a lesser chance of White Bellbird and Dusky Purpletuft.

    Venezuela - Western
    The endemic Handsome Fruiteater, Golden-breasted Fruiteater, Andean Cock-of-the-rock (at lek) and Red-ruffed Fruitcrow.

    Venezuela - Eastern (Rio Grande-Escalera)
    The endemic Handsome Fruiteater, the near-endemic Red-banded Fuiteater and Rose-collared Piha, Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, Capuchinbird, Pompadour, Purple-breasted and Spangled Cotingas, Bearded and White Bellbirds, Purple-throated Fruitcrow and Screaming Piha.