French: Cotinga magnifique German: Weißfleckenkotinga Spanish: Frutero hermoso
Subspecies and Distribution
P. f. formosa
(Hartlaub, 1849) – Handsome Fruiteater – mountains of N Venezuela from Yaracuy and Carabobo E to Distrito Federal and Miranda; recorded in Falcón.
P. f. rubidior
(Chapman, 1925) – Paria Fruiteater – coastal mountains of N Venezuela in NE Anzoátegui, W Sucre and N Monagas.
P. f. pariae
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1949 – mountains of Paria Peninsula, in NE Venezuela.
16–18 cm; male 43–49 g, 2 females 41 g and 45 g. Rather distinctive, with prominent white on tertials. Male nominate race has black head and throat, green upper... read more
A high, thin “pik” and “ti-ti-ti-ti-ti-ti...”; song a high “pee... read more
Humid to wet premontane and montane forest; 800–2200 m.
Food and feeding
Mostly small fruits, taken either while perched or in short upward sally with momentary hover. Sometimes briefly joins mixed-species flocks.
No direct information. Moult (presumably post-breeding) begins mainly May–Jul, indicating breeding in early months of year.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Caripe-Paria Region EBA and Cordillera de la Costa Central EBA. Fairly common to common, and the most numerous... read more
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