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A Shimmering Combination Of Burgundy Contrasts Perfectly With This Birds Pure White Wings!

JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU HAVE SEEN EVERY COLOR A BIRD CAN BE, YOU GET SURPRISED AGAIN. Should you ever have the good fortune to see a bird with its body covered in a

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JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU HAVE SEEN EVERY COLOR A BIRD CAN BE, YOU GET SURPRISED AGAIN.

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Proof of this is easy to find should you ever be lucky enough to lay your eyes upon a bird covered in a shimmering combination of burgundy set against pure white wings! one that can be detected even from a considerable distance.

MEET THE POMPADOUR COTINGA

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Photo by Mike Goad, used with permission under the terms of CC BY-SA 4.0

To say that the male is magnificent would be an enormous understatement! His head and body are both covered in a coat of burgundy plumage, which creates a striking contrast with his wings, which are completely white. In addition to that, his eyes are yellow, and his legs are gray.

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These birds prefer to be in the upper canopy of the forests they occupy. The Guianas, Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela are just some of the countries in South America that contain these kinds of forests.

They are most commonly found in regions of the Northern Peruvian Amazon that have dense vegetation and sandy soil that is white in color.

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Nesting behavior is poorly understood; however, it is known that males engage in elaborate displays during the season when they are trying to mate with females, and that females are solely responsible for the care and upbringing of their young.

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However, it is known that this species will eat insects if one happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. The fruit is the primary source of nutrition for this species.

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In order to communicate with one another and within social groups, members of this species use a vocal purp. Males sometimes use a display sound of a most unbirdlike rattle, rarely ever heard

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Despite all of the recent dangers that have been posed to the Amazon in the past few years, the Pompadour Continga is one bird that appears to be in less danger than the others.

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WATCH THE POMPADOUR CONTINGA IN THE VIDEO THAT IS LOCATED RIGHT BELOW THIS ONE:

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Source: One Big Birdcage