- any of several songbirds constituting the family Cotingidae of chiefly tropical New World regions.
Origin of cotinga
Examples from the Web for cotinga
Historical Examples of cotinga
It is another species of the cotinga—the well-known campanero, or bell-bird.
It embraces as sub-genera the Cotinga proper, the Caterpillar-eaters, and the Chatterers.Reptiles and Birds
This cotinga is a solitary bird, and utters only a monotonous whistle, which sounds like quet.
- any tropical American passerine bird of the family Cotingidae, such as the umbrella bird and the cock-of-the-rock, having a broad slightly hooked billAlso called: chatterer