Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Personal tools
Main Categories

Dusky Purpletuft

From Opus

(Difference between revisions)
Revision as of 14:37, 15 July 2007 (edit)
KCFoggin (Talk | contribs)

← Previous diff
Revision as of 17:24, 20 September 2007 (edit) (undo)
RasmusBoegh-1146 (Talk | contribs)
m (separation of desc. & ID + typo correction)
Next diff →
Line 3: Line 3:
<br />Locality: Paracou, French Guiana.]] <br />Locality: Paracou, French Guiana.]]
 +==Description==
 +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.
==Identification== ==Identification==
-Virtually unmistakable, but superficially similar to the [[Swallow-wing]]. No overlap with the [[Buff-throated Purpletuft]] or the [[White-browed Purpletuft<BR>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.]].+Virtually unmistakable, but superficially similar to the [[Swallow-wing]]. No overlap with the [[Buff-throated Purpletuft]] or the [[White-browed Purpletuft]].
==Distribution== ==Distribution==

Revision as of 17:24, 20 September 2007

Iodopleura fusca
Photo by alexandre vinot Locality: Paracou, French Guiana.
Photo by alexandre vinot
Locality: Paracou, French Guiana.

Contents

Description

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.

Identification

Virtually unmistakable, but superficially similar to the Swallow-wing. No overlap with the Buff-throated Purpletuft or the White-browed Purpletuft.

Distribution

North-eastern South America in SE Venezuela, the Guianas and far N. Brazil. As far as known, uncommon to very rare, but easily overlooked due to its unobtrusive canopy life.

Habitat

Canopy and edge of humid lowland forest.

Behavior

In pairs or small groups. Feeds on berries and some insects. As other purpletufts, it is typically seen perched high on exposed branches.

Taxonomy

Monotypic. Previously considered to be a cotinga (Cotingidae), but today typically placed in Tityridae (Tityras & allies).

External Links

Advertisement


Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.23824310 seconds with 6 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 09:37.