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Purple-throated Fruitcrow

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Photo by Birding COLOMBIA BirdingPacific Choco, Colombia, May 2011
Photo by Birding COLOMBIA Birding
Pacific Choco, Colombia, May 2011
Querula purpurata


[edit] Identification

Photo by Paludo Xyko PaludoRio Branco, Acre, Brazil, December 2017
Photo by Paludo Xyko Paludo
Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil, December 2017

28cm (11in) in male, a little smaller in female, and both smaller in eastern populations

  • A mid black bird, glossy on upperside in male, more dull in female and immature
  • Greyish bill that can look whitish, bluish-white or even silvery sometimes. Upper mandible has a black tip

Male has a dark red to purple throat with elongated, flattened feathers.

[edit] Distribution

Costa Rica to pacific coast of Colombia and Ecuador, and a separate population east of the Andes in Eastern Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru to Bolivia, and from there east through Brazil, the Guianas, to eastern Venezuela1,2.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Humid forests mostly lower than 400 m, also in mature secondary forests.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of both insects and fruit. Insects, such as cicadas, katydids, moths and mantids are fed to their nestlings.

[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. Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156
  3. Ridgely & Gwynne 1989. Birds of Panama. Princeton Paperbacks. ISBN 0691025126
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Jan 2018)
  5. Neotropical Birds Online (retreived July 2018)
  6. BF Member observations

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