French: Cotinga cordon-rouge German: Brustbandkotinga Spanish: Frutero degollado
Salvin and Godman, 1884,
Cerro Roraima, Venezuela.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. w. whitelyi
Salvin & Godman, 1884 – extreme SE Venezuela and adjacent Guyana (on mountains Roraima, Twek-quay and Kowa).
P. w. kathleenae
J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr, 1944 – tepuis of La Gran Sabana W of Cerro Roraima, SE Venezuela.
16·5–17 cm. The most distinctive species in genus. Male nominate race has tawny-buff to rufous lowermost forehead, supercilium and cheek; rather dark greyish-... read more
Drawn-out, very high and thin “pss-ee-ee-ee-ee-ee-ee”, c. 2–3 seconds long, given... read more
Montane forest; 1300–2250 m. Prefers mossy forest, also dense stunted secondary growth... read more
Food and feeding
Apparently only fruit; no details. Sometimes joins mixed-species flocks.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tepuis EBA. Considered rare to uncommon, but is easily overlooked; in Venezuela, possibly most numerous on Cerro... read more
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