band tailed fruiteater birds
band tailed fruiteater birds

Band tailed Fruiteater

Pipreola intermedia

The Band tailed Fruiteater, a member of the Cotingidae family, is a sturdy green bird with a coral-red bill and legs. The males have a black hood, a yellow collar, and a green body with a scaly pattern underneath. The females, on the other hand, are entirely green with a similar scaly pattern on their bellies and a complete yellow eye-ring. This species is usually found alone or in pairs in mountain forests.

The Band tailed Fruiteater is similar in appearance to the Green-and-black Fruiteater, but it is slightly larger and has a black terminal tail band and white tail tips that the other species lacks. Additionally, the male Band-tailed Fruiteater has a more distinct underbelly pattern than the Green-and-black Fruiteater, and the female Band-tailed Fruiteater has a more prominent eye-ring. You can spot this bird species during the Manu Reserved Zone Tour.

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo