Black-necked Cotinga in the Yasuni
Black-necked Red-cotinga (Phoenicircus nigricollis) is a species of bird in the Cotingidae family. It is found in the western Amazon Basin of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru; also the very southern border region of Venezuela with Amazonas state. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. This is a distinctive red bird with black wings and a narrow black band across the tip of its tail. The Black-necked Red-cotinga is found in the western Amazon Basin in two distinct ranges, one in the northwest Basin, the other in the central--southwest. The northwestern range in the Amazon Basin has the Amazon River as its southern limit; in the east it is limited to the Rio Negro confluence with the Amazon and then on its western shore and beyond, upstream and crossing into the very southern border area of Venezuela, but continuing west into all of Amazonian southern Colombia and eastern Ecuador. From this contiguous range it extends southward into the very west of the southwestern Amazon Basin in northern Peru, and is again limited to the northern bank of the lower stretch of the Ucayali River, and the north bank Marañón River-(the western Amazon River).