Pipreola or Fruiteater

Pipreola are — together with the Scaled Fruiteaters (Ampelioides tschudii) – collectively known as fruiteaters.

Distribution / Range

They are restricted to humid montane or foothill forests in western or northern South America.


These are thickset birds with predominantly greenish upperparts.

Males of most species have blackheads and/or reddish, orange, or yellow to the throat, chest, or belly.


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