Family Cotingas (Cotingidae)

Least Concern

Barred Fruiteater (Pipreola arcuata)


Taxonomy

French: Cotinga barré German: Bindenkotinga Spanish: Frutero barrado
Taxonomy:

Ampelis arcuata

Lafresnaye

, 1843,

“Bogotá”, Colombia

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Race viridicauda has yellow vs red irides (3) and more green in outer rectrices (at least 1), but is vocally undifferentiated#R; research needed into degree of its parapatry with nominate. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • P. a. arcuata (Lafresnaye, 1843) – Barred Fruiteater – Sierra de Perijá (on Colombia–Venezuela border), and Andes of W Venezuela (E to SW Lara), Colombia, Ecuador and N & C Peru (S to Pasco).
  • P. a. viridicauda Meyer de Schauensee, 1953 – Yellow-eyed Fruiteater – Andes from C Peru (S from Junín) S to Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba).
  • Descriptive notes

    22–23 cm; 112–128 g. Distinctive, large fruiteater. Male has black hood down to chest; upperparts olive-green, large yellow spots on tertials and greater wing-... read more

    Voice

    Extremely high, thin, almost hissing “se-e-e-e-e-e-a-a-a-a”, descending in pitch,... read more

    Habitat

    Montane forest and forest borders; 1200–3350 m.

    Food and feeding

    Apparently only fruit, taken while perched. Rarely joins mixed-species flocks.

    Breeding

    Fledglings in Jan in Bolivia and Jul in Ecuador. No other information.

    Movements

    None recorded.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Uncommon; much less numerous than P. riefferii, with which it overlaps extensively in range, altitudinal zone and habitat. Occurs in several... read more

    Recommended citation

    Snow, D. (2017). Barred Fruiteater (Pipreola arcuata). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/57006 on 24 November 2017).