Definition of Cotinga

1. Noun. Passerine bird of New World tropics.




Definition of Cotinga

1. n. A bird of the family Cotingidæ, including numerous bright-colored South American species; -- called also chatterers.

Definition of Cotinga

1. Noun. Any of the neotropical passerine birds of the genus ''Cotinga'' ¹

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Definition of Cotinga

1. a tropical bird [n -S]

Cotinga Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cotinga

coths
cothurn
cothurnal
cothurni
cothurns
cothurnus
coticular
cotidal
cotija
cotilion
cotillion
cotillions
cotillon
cotillons
coting
cotinga (current term)
cotingas
cotinine
cotinines
cotisations
cotise
cotised
cotises
cotising
cotland
cotlands
cotoneaster
cotoneasters
cotquean
cotqueanity

Literary usage of Cotinga

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1. The Birds of North and Middle America: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Higher by Robert Ridgway (1907)
"cotinga amabilis. adult male (p. 7M ее. Tail-coverts falling far short of tip of ... cotinga nattered, adult male > p. 7S5 cc. Inner webs of rémiges mostly ..."

2. Wanderings in South America, the North-west of the United States, and the by Charles Waterton (1879)
"Produce of Demerara.—Slavery.—A traveller's necessaries—Walking barefoot.—The best costume.—Humming-birds.— cotinga.—Campanero, or Bell-bird. ..."

3. A familiar history of birds: Their Nature, Habits, and Instincts by Edward Stanley (1880)
"Used in taking Falcons.— Puff-backed Shrike.—Thrush Genus.—Instinctive Habits in Feeding. —Anecdote.—Thrush and Young Cuckoo.—Fly-catchers.—cotinga. ..."

4. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1888)
"SN ip 298 ; Burnt. Sytt. Ueb. ii. p. 430 ; pi. 110 ; Cab. in Si-homb. Guian, iii. p. 093. cotinga coelestis, Gray, Lût Gen. B. p. ..."

5. British Guiana Boundary: Arbitration with the United States of Venezuela by Great Britain (1898)
"... from experience that he is li'-nerally esteemed in the Province of Rio Negro. We continued the ascent of the-cotinga, and passed its junction with the ..."

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