Red-ruffed Fruitcrow (Pyroderus-scutatus)

The Red-ruffed Fruitcrow is a large bird belonging to the Cotingidae family. It does resemble a crow in overall body form, but it sports a brilliant red-orange throat and an orange chest and belly that’s very distinctive, even inside the darkness of the forest they inhabit. Although arboreal, they do come to the ground to eat fallen fruit.

Red-ruffed Fruitcrow - Pyroderus scutatus - Toropisco Montañero (2)

Another endemic bird of Colombia. We saw this bird in Yarumo Blanco SFF, in Pereira, where it is actually abundant and not so afraid of people.

Red-ruffed Fruitcrow - Pyroderus scutatus - Toropisco Montañero

Its deep orange throat is very conspicuous, even from a distance. It came to ground a few times and seemed to be comfortable with us being around.

 

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