Black-chested Fruiteater (Pipreola lubomirskii)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Cotingidae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. East Andes of Ecuador

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Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. East Andes of Ecuador

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Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. East Andes of Ecuador


Identification & Behavior: ~18 cm (7 in). The male Black-chested Fruiteater has green upperparts with a black hood and chest without yellow bordering. The underparts are mostly yellow bordered on the flanks by green and dusky scaling. The female has green upperparts with a green head and yellow underparts streaked with green. Both sexes have pale iris, red bill, and gray legs. It forages in the canopy of the sub-canopy humid montane forests. It is similar to the Green-and-Black Fruiteater but is distinguished no yellow bordering of the hood, mostly yellow underparts, pale iris, and gray legs.

Status: The Black-chested Fruiteater is uncommon in montane forests of the east and west (Piura and Cajamarca) slopes of the northern Andes at elevations ranging between 1600-2300 m. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Frutero de Pecho Negro.

Sub-species: Black-chested Fruiteater (Pipreola lubomirskii), Taczanowski, 1879.

Meaning of Name: Pipreola: A variation on Pipra in order to indicate affinity” (Snow 1982). lubomirskii: Władysław Jan Emanuel Graf von Wisnicz und Jaroslaw and Prince Lubomirski (1824-1882) Polish conchologist, botanist, collector

See more of the Family Cotingidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
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References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.