The only species in the genus Gymnoderus, the Bare-necked Fruitcrow is a unique cotinga of northern South America. The male is black overall with silvery wings and the female is slate-gray overall; both sexes have prominent bare, blue skin patches on the throat, which distinguishes this species. Bare-necked Fruitcrows can be found on forested riverbanks and lakesides, as well as flooded forests. They forage mainly on fruit, but also insects. Despite this species' large range, very little is known about the breeding biology or migration ecology of the Bare-necked Fruitcrow. Fairly common in the proper habitat, the Bare-necked Fruitcrow has not been placed on any threatened species lists.