Fiery-throated Fruiteater Pipreola chlorolepidota
Fiery-throated Fruiteater, Wildsumaco Lodge, Napo, Ecuador, November 2019 - click on image for a larger view Wildsumaco Lodge, Napo, Ecuador
November 2019

The Fiery-throated Fruiteater is distributed on the eastern slope of the Andes from the extreme south of Colombia through Ecuador to central Peru. See the distribution map at xeno-canto. It is found in forest in the foothills mainly between 600 and 1,500 metres

This male shows the scarlet throat and chest of the male. The female lacks this but has cream and green stripes underneath. It is the smallest Fruiteater and is found at lower altitudes than the rest of the family.

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