male; brilliant blue plumage; darker tail and back (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

Spangled Cotinga
Cotinga sayana

Native Range: South America

Notes: a sexually dimorphic species that feeds mostly on fruits in tropical rainforests.

ventral view; pinkish-red throat; wide base of bill (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

female; merely hints of blue across plumage; pink throat (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

posing for a portrait (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

the blue coalesces into spots both above and below (Zoo; 2008-10-21)