Friday, May 6, 2022

Green and Black Fruiteater

I saw one green and black fruiteater. It was at Amagusa Reserve in Mashpi. A crazy looking bird with a crazy name. Wikipedia describes the male as having a black head, a green and mid-green throat and chest, a yellow necklace, and the underparts are mottled or streaked with green. The bill and legs are orangish-red. Females are similar to the males but do not have the yellow necklace or the black head (the head is green). 
The green and black only makes sense for the male. This female lacks the black head. 

It is found from southern Venezuela to norther Peru between 4,900 and 8,900 feet elevation. It is uncommon but has a fairly wide range and is listed of least concern by the IUCN. 

1 comment:

  1. The chest feathers coordinate perfectly with the mossy lichen-y stuff hanging from its perch. Now there is a bird that know about matching.