band tailed fruiteater birds
band tailed fruiteater birds

Band tailed Fruiteater

Pipreola intermedia

The Band tailed Fruiteater belongs to the Cotingidae family and it is a chunky green bird with coral red bill and legs. Males have a black hood, a yellow collar, and a green body with a scaled pattern underneath. On the other hand, females are entirely green with a similar scaly belly pattern, and typically a complete yellow eye-ring. This species is found singly or in pairs in montane forest.

It is similar but slightly larger than Green-and-black Fruiteater, which lacks the black terminal tail band and white tail tips of Band-tailed. Male Band-taileds are also typically more heavily patterned underneath than that species, and females have a more prominent eye-ring. You can get to know this species on the Manu reserved zone tour.

Source: ebird

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo