Green-and-black Fruiteater (Pipreola riefferii)

The Green-and-black Fruiteater is a species of the Cotingidae family, despite having a body form similar to a Tanager. The female is entirely green with yellow streaking on the belly, and red bill and legs. The male is similar, but has a black head and a yellow necklace that separates the black head from the green belly. We saw this species as we searched for the Gold-ringed Tanager at Tatama National Park. It was not surprisingly perching on a branch that showed some small fruits, which presumably were being eaten by the bird.

Green-and-black Fruiteater, Female - Pipreola riefferii - Frutero Verdinegro, Hembra

This is a plump bird which is mostly green in coloration, but has red legs and bill. The belly actually is yellow with green streaking.

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