Family Cotingas (Cotingidae)

Least Concern

Scarlet-breasted Fruiteater (Pipreola frontalis)


Taxonomy

French: Cotinga chevalier German: Scharlachbrustkotinga Spanish: Frutero pechirrojo sureño
Taxonomy:

Euchlornis frontalis

P. L. Sclater

, 1859,

Samaipata, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

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Hitherto considered conspecific with P. squamipectus (see above); these two sister to P. chlorolepidota. Monotypic.

Distribution:

E slope from C Peru (S from Cordillera Azul and Cerros del Sira) S to C Bolivia (W Santa Cruz).

Descriptive notes

15·5–16·5 cm; three males 42·5–44·3 g, one female 38 g. Male has green head, face darker bluish green, green upperparts, wings and... read more

Voice

Song a rising, high-pitched, thin, somewhat stuttering trill that descends over its final part,... read more

Habitat

Midstorey and subcanopy of foothill, premontane and montane forests, more rarely at borders, mainly... read more

Food and feeding

Apparently only fruit; no details. Joins mixed-species flocks. Usually found in pairs or alone, like others of genus.

Breeding

Nothing known.

Movements

None recorded.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Poorly known. Considered uncommon to locally fairly common, but inconspicuous behaviour possibly obscures its true status. Recorded... read more

Recommended citation

Snow, D. & Kirwan, G.M. (2017). Scarlet-breasted Fruiteater (Pipreola frontalis). 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/57011 on 17 November 2017).