Band-tailed Fruiteater Pipreola intermedia

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The Band-tailed Fruiteater is a lovely green cotinga of the east slope of the Andes in Peru and Bolivia.  The species is found in montane forest from 2300-3000 meters in elevation and overlaps with the similar but smaller Green-and-black Fruiteater in its range.  Males are green overall with a black head and chest, red bill, and yellowish underparts marked with green and black chevrons, primarily on the flanks; females are green-headed instead of black.  Both sexes have a substantial black subterminal band on the tail for which the species is named and which is quite useful for separating this species visually from Green-and-black Fruiteater.

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Calls (signata)

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Band-tailed Fruiteater (Pipreola intermedia), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: