French: Cotinga barré German: Bindenkotinga Spanish: Frutero barrado
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).
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
Extremely high, thin, almost hissing “se-e-e-e-e-e-a-a-a-a”, descending in pitch,... read more
Montane forest and forest borders; 1200–3350 m.
Food and feeding
Apparently only fruit, taken while perched. Rarely joins mixed-species flocks.
Fledglings in Jan in Bolivia and Jul in Ecuador. No other information.
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
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