|Green-and-black Fruiteater Pipreola riefferii
Colombian name: Frutero Verdinegro
The Green-and-black Fruiteater is distributed in the mountains of northern Venezuela and the Andes from western Venezuela to central Peru. See the distribution map at NatureServe. It is found in montane forest and its borders mainly between 1,5900 and 2,700 metres.
The bill and legs are coral red. The male has a black head, throat and breast with a yellow border on the neck and bib. Underparts are yellow with olive streaks. Note that in the sub-species found in the western cordillera, P. r. occidentalis (photo 1), the yellow border is more complete than in the nominate form (photo 2).
|The female, seen in photo 3 lacks the black hood of the male.|
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