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Black-headed Berryeater

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Photo by Ciro AlbanoBalbina Forest - Bandeira - state of Minas Gerais ,  Brazil, October, 2009
Photo by Ciro Albano
Balbina Forest - Bandeira - state of Minas Gerais , Brazil, October, 2009
Carpornis melanocephalus

Carpornis melanocephala


[edit] Identification

21 cm

  • Head, neck and throat are black
  • Olive-green upperparts
  • Breast is paler
  • Underparts are more yellow, with slight dusky barring
  • Short dark bill
  • Red iris

Female - similar with olive on crown and sides of head.

[edit] Similar species

Hooded Berryeater is found at higher elevation.

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in coastal south-eastern Brazil (Alagoas and eastern Bahia to north-eastern ParanĂ¡)

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Moist lowland forests.

[edit] Behaviour

The diet includes fruit.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. BirdLife International
  3. Wikipedia

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