English : Purple-throated fruitcrow
French : Coracine noire
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Cotingidae
Notes : No subspecies known
Adults can reach 30 cm in length for a weight of 122 g. Large black bill, black legs, plumage is entirely shiny black but males have a purplish red throat patch that they can ruffle. Females are dull black without throat patch. Long black tail.
Range and habitat
The species occurs from Nicaragua to west Colombia and Ecuador, then from Central Venezuela and Guianas to central half of Brazil, east Peru and Bolivia. Lives in humid forests and secondary woodlands, from lowlands to 700 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has a wide range and is locally very common. It occurs in many protected areas and can withstand a degree of habitat modification.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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