Family Cotingas (Cotingidae)

Near Threatened

Fiery-throated Fruiteater (Pipreola chlorolepidota)


Taxonomy

French: Cotinga à gorge rouge German: Orangekehlkotinga Spanish: Frutero gorjirrojo
Taxonomy:

Pipreola chlorolepidota

Swainson

, 1838,

vicinity of Moyobamba, San Martín, Peru

.

Sister to P. frontalis (with squamipectus). Monotypic.

Distribution:

E slope of Andes from S Colombia (SE Cauca, W Caquetá) S to C & SE Peru (S to Pasco, also isolated records to extreme E Puno).

Descriptive notes

12–13 cm; one male 28 g, one female 31 g. The smallest fruiteater. Male has green head, often some dusky on face, green upperparts, wings and tail, small white tips on... read more

Voice

Very short, high-pitched “tsi”.

Habitat

Humid forest of Andean foothills; 600–1500 m, in small numbers down to 300 m.

Food and feeding

Little known. Recorded at fruit trees; probably wholly or predominantly frugivorous, like congeners. Follows mixed-species flocks.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

None recorded.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Poorly known. Rare in most of range, locally uncommon at a few sites; recorded in ten places in Colombia (sight... read more

Recommended citation

Snow, D. & Sharpe, C.J. (2017). Fiery-throated Fruiteater (Pipreola chlorolepidota). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/57012 on 23 September 2017).