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Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

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Spangled Cotinga (Cotinga cayana)

is a species of passerine bird found in the high trees of Amazon Rainforest in South America. Like most South American birds it is sexually dimorphic with the males being a bright blue color with a wine colored throat, females are the usually grayish-brown. Like most Cotingas they eat mostly fruit but are known to eat insects given the chance.

Phylogeny

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