CARPORNIS

(Cotingidae; Ϯ Black-headed Berryeater C. melanocephalus) Gr. καρπος karpos  fruit; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "Generally, Black-headed Berryeater appears to take slightly larger fruits than C. cucullata  ...  and probably takes these more frequently in flight" (Kirwan & Green 2011); "CARPORNIS.   ...  These birds are found in the tropical forests of America, and their habits and manners are similar to those of the last genus [Cotinga.   ...  They feed on fruits and insects, and are thus compelled to migrate from place to place in search of their food]" (G. R. Gray 1846); "Carpornis G. R. Gray, 1846, Genera Birds, 1, p. 179. Type, by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1855, Cat. Genera Subgenera Birds, p. 147), Ampelis melanocephala = Procnias melanocephalus Wied." (Snow in Peters 1979, VIII, 284).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 23 January 2019).