Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Cotingidae, a family of Passerine birds, with nearly 100 species, chiefly from the equatorial forest region of the Amazon. Many of the forms are extremely beautiful, e.g. the Pompadour, the Bell-bird, the Cock of the Rock, the Umbrella-bird, etc. Some authors use the trivial name "Chatterers" for this family, others apply it to the Ampelidae.