Buff-throated purpletuft

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Buff-throated purpletuft
Buff-throated purpletuft (2).jpg
Adult male
Buff-throated purpletuft (1).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tityridae
Genus: Iodopleura
Species: I. pipra
Binomial name
Iodopleura pipra
(Lesson, 1831)
Synonyms
  • Iodopleura leucopygia

The buff-throated purpletuft (Iodopleura pipra) is a small species of South American bird in the family Tityridae. It has traditionally been placed in the cotinga family, but evidence strongly suggest it is better placed in Tityridae,[2] where now placed by SACC.

It is endemic to the Atlantic Forest in eastern Brazil. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss.

Male I. p. leucopygia, illustration by Joseph Smit, 1888

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Iodopleura pipra". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Adopt the Family Tityridae Archived May 8, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. - South American Classification Committee (2007)