- Iodopleura fusca
Total length 12 cm (5 in)
A plump, dark brownish-black bird with white rump, central underparts and crissum. The males' purple flank-tufts are often hidden under the wings, and the otherwise identical females lack them completely.
 Similar species
Virtually unmistakable, but superficially similar to the Swallow-winged Puffbird. No overlap with the Buff-throated Purpletuft or the White-browed Purpletuft.
North-eastern South America in south-eastern Venezuela, the Guianas and far northern Brazil.
As far as known, uncommon to very rare, but easily overlooked due to its unobtrusive canopy life.
This is a monotypic species.
Traditionally considered to be a cotinga (Cotingidae), but recent proposals would place this species in Tityridae (Tityras & allies).
Canopy and edge of humid lowland forest.
In pairs or small groups. As other purpletufts, it is typically seen perched high on exposed branches.
Feeds on berries and some insects.
- Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
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