Pipreola

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Pipreola
Pipreola lubomirskii.jpg
Pipreola lubomirskii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cotingidae
Genus: Pipreola
Swainson, 1838
"Fruiteater" redirects here. For fruit-eating animals in general, see Frugivore.

Pipreola is a genus of bird in the family Cotingidae. Together with Ampelioides tschudii, they are collectively known as fruiteaters. All are restricted to humid montane or foothill forest in western or northern South America. They are thickset birds with predominantly greenish upperparts. Males of most species have black heads and/or reddish, orange or yellow to the throat, chest or belly.

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References[edit]

  • Fitzpatrick, J. W., and Hosner, P. A. (2004). Fruiteaters (Pipreola). pp. 80–84 in: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., & Christie, D. A. eds. (2004). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 9. Cotingas to Wagtails. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. ISBN 84-87334-69-5