Fiery-throated Fruiteater (Pipreola chlorolepidota)

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

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Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Napo, Ecuador

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Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Moyobamba, San Martin

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Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Moyobamba, San Martin

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Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Moyobamba, San Martin


Identification & Behavior: ~13 cm (5.1 in). The male Fiery-throated Fruiteater is all green with scarlet throat and upper breast. The female has green upperparts with yellow underparts barred with green. Both sexes have mostly red bill, pale yellow iris, and red legs. It forages in the understory and forest canopy. It is distinguished from the larger and similar Scarlet-breasted Fruiteater by having green underparts (male), barred effect on the underpart (female).

Status: The Fiery-throated Fruiteater is uncommon to rare in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes where it appears to occur in disjunct populations. It is known to range at elevations between 300-1500 m. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Frutero Garganta de Fuego.

Sub-species: Fiery-throated Fruiteater (Pipreola chlorolepidota), Swainson, 1838.

Meaning of Name: Pipreola: A variation on Pipra in order to indicate affinity” (Snow 1982). chlorolepidota: Gr. khloros= green and lepidotos= scaly, flaky.

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.