A bird native to northern South America, the pomadour cotinga (Xipholena punicea) was identified by Edwards in the early 1750s, about the time that pompadour became a fashionable color name in England.

From The creation of color in eighteenth-century Europe by Sarah Lowengard

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A bird native to northern South America, the pomadour cotinga (Xipholena punicea) was identified by Edwards in the early 1750s, about the time that pompadour became a fashionable color name in England.
  • George Edwards, "Pompadore Bird" from A Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History (London,1743-64). A bird native to northern South America, the pomadour cotinga (Xipholena punicea) was identified by Edwards in the early 1750s, about the time that pompadour became a fashionable color name in England.