Green-and-black Fruiteaters

Cotingas
Green-and-black Fruiteater


The Green-and-black Fruiteater (Pipreola riefferii) is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela where it inhabits subtropical or tropical moist montanes.


Diet / Feeding

As suggested by this species' name, these birds mostly eat fruit or insects.


Description

Cotingas have broad bills with hooked tips, rounded wings, and strong legs.

The males have a green plumage with a black head and yellow markings, while the females' plumages are mostly plain.


Breeding / Nesting

Males will mate with several females. The females alone care for the eggs and young.

They construct cup nests.


Species Research by Sibylle Johnson



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