French: Cotinga vert et noir German: Goldbandkotinga Spanish: Frutero verdinegro
Subspecies and Distribution
P. r. melanolaema
P. L. Sclater, 1856 – Venezuelan Fruiteater – mountains of NW & N Venezuela (S Lara S to C Táchira, and Aragua E to Miranda).
P. r. riefferii
(Boissonneau, 1840) – Green-and-black Fruiteater – Sierra de Perijá (on Colombia–Venezuela border), W Venezuela (W Táchira) and E & C Andes of Colombia.
P. r. occidentalis
(Chapman, 1914) – W Andes (also extreme S end of C range) of Colombia and W slope in Ecuador (S to El Oro).
P. r. confusa
J. T. Zimmer, 1936 – E Andes of Ecuador and extreme N Peru (W Amazonas).
P. r. chachapoyas
(Hellmayr, 1915) – N Peru E of R Marañón (in Amazonas and San Martín).
P. r. tallmanorum
O’Neill & T. A. Parker, 1981 – Sira Fruiteater – Carpish Mts and Cerros del Sira, in Huánuco (Peru).
17·5–20 cm; 46–61 g. Male nominate race has blackish-green hood down to chest, bordered by yellow collar (except on nape); green above, white tips of... read more
Very high-pitched, sibilant “ti-ti-ti-ti” for up to 5 seconds, dying away; call of ... read more
Montane forest, forest borders and secondary woodland; mostly 1000–2900 m, locally higher, to... read more
Food and feeding
Apparently only fruit. In E Andes of Colombia, fruits of 16 plant species, from eight families, recorded, with those of Chloranthaceae,... read more
Laying in Feb–Aug in W Colombia. Nest a substantial cup, almost entirely of moss, lined with black rootlets, placed 1–2 m above... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common or common. The most widespread and abundant of the Andean fruiteaters. Also, is ecologically the most tolerant. Occurs in... read more
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