cotinga

cotinga

[koh-ting-guh, kuh-]
noun
any of several songbirds constituting the family Cotingidae of chiefly tropical New World regions.
Also called bellbird.


Origin:
1775–85; < Neo-Latin < French < Tupi

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cotinga (kəˈtɪŋɡə)
 
n
Also called: chatterer 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 bill

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