Family Cotingas (Cotingidae)

Least Concern

Black-chested Fruiteater (Pipreola lubomirskii)


French: Cotinga de Lubomirsk German: Schwarzkappenkotinga Spanish: Frutero pechinegro

Pipreola lubomirskii


, 1879,

Quebrada de Sance, 5800 feet [c. 1770 m], Tambillo, Peru


Closely related to P. jucunda, P. pulchra and P. aureopectus; all sometimes treated as conspecific, but plumages distinct, and no indication of intergradation. Monotypic.


S Colombia (head of Magdalena Valley in Huila, and E slope of Andes) and E slope in Ecuador and Peru (S to N Cajamarca, including W slope in Zaña Valley, and C Amazonas).

Descriptive notes

17–18 cm. Male has glossy black hood extending down to upper breast, green upperparts, wings and tail; side of breast solid green, rest of underparts yellow, merging... read more


High, very thin, protracted “pseeeeeeeét”, stronger towards end; also shorter... read more


Montane forest at 1200–2300 m; 1500–2100 m in Ecuador.

Food and feeding

Apparently only fruit; no details recorded.


No information.


None recorded.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Colombian Inter-Andean Slopes EBA and Ecuador-Peru East Andes EBA. Poorly known; apparently rare and local... read more

Recommended citation

Snow, D. (2019). Black-chested Fruiteater (Pipreola lubomirskii). 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 on 14 November 2019).