Bare-necked fruitcrow

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Bare-necked fruitcrow
Gymnoderus foetidus head drawing by Keulemans, 1901
Gymnoderus foetidus Bare-necked Fruitcrow.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cotingidae
Genus: Gymnoderus
Species: G. foetidus
Binomial name
Gymnoderus foetidus

Gracula foetida Linnaeus, 1758

The bare-necked fruitcrow (Gymnoderus foetidus) is a species of bird in the family Cotingidae. It is the only member of the genus Gymnoderus. It is found in the Amazon Rainforest, especially near rivers. It is relatively common, but generally rarer and more local north of the Amazon River. Both sexes are overall mainly blackish, but the male has distinctive, large greyish-blue facial- and neck-wattles and greyish-white wings, which flash conspicuously in flight.


Population numbers appear to be decreasing, but because it is less than a 30% decline over ten years or three generations, they are not on the Vulnerable list.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Gymnoderus foetidus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Bare-necked Fruitcrow (Gymnoderus foetidus)". BirdLife International.