February 28, 2016 – Purple-throated Fruitcrow (Querula purpurata)

These cotingas are found in southern Central America and northern South America from Nicaragua to Ecuador and Bolivia. They eat a variety of fruit and large insects and help to disperse the seeds of some plants. Unlike other cotingas, they are social, traveling in small flocks of three to eight birds and raising chicks cooperatively. Building their nests from sticks and twigs, in the fork of a branch, multiple adults care for the chicks and mob predators near the nest.