Frutero Pechirrojo/Orange-breasted Fruiteater/Pipreola jucunda

Frutero Pechirrojo:Orange-breasted Fruiteater:Pipreola jucundaPipreola jucunda, Montezuma

Nombre en español: Frutero Pechirrojo

Nombre en ingles: Orange-breasted Fruiteater

Nombre científico: Pipreola jucunda

Familia: Cotingidae

Lugar de las fotos: Alto anchicaya foto: Guillermo Gomez / Montezuma foto: Ferney Salgado

Audio: Jerome Fischer

El frutero pechinaranja (en Ecuador) (Pipreola jucunda), también denominado frutero pechirrojo (en Colombia), frutero de pecho naranja (en Colombia) o granicera de pecho anaranjado, es una especie de avepaseriforme perteneciente al género Pipreola integrado en la familia Cotingidae. Es nativo de los Andes del noroeste de América del Sur.

Distribución y hábitat

Se encuentra en Colombia y Ecuador. Vive en el bosque húmedo de montaña de los Andes, principalmente en el bosque de niebla, entre los 900 y 1400 m de altitud.

Descripción

Mide 18 cm de longitud. El pico es rojo y las patas verde grisáceo. El macho presenta cabeza y garganta negras brillantes; dorso y alas verde pasto; pecho anaranjado, bordeado de negro, con color naranja que se extiende en una línea delgada hasta los oídos ; vientre amarillo y flancos verdes. La hembra tiene color verde pasto en la cabeza y la garganta, además del dorso; sus las partes inferiores presentan rayado verde y amarillo.

Orange-breasted fruiteater

The orange-breasted fruiteater (Pipreola jucunda) is a species of bird in the family Cotingidae native to Colombia and Ecuador. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is a plump green bird about 18 centimetres (7 in) long. Males have a glossy black head and bib, an orange throat and yellow belly. Females lack the dark head and have green upper parts and green and yellow streaked underparts. Both sexes have orange beaks and greyish-green legs. This is a relatively common species with a wide range, and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as being of “least concern”.

Description

The male orange-breasted fruiteater has a glossy black head and throat and green upper parts. The breast is bright orange and the belly yellow with green mottling at the side. The female is similar in appearance to the female masked fruiteater with green upper parts and green and yellow streaked underparts. Both sexes have yellow eyes, orange bill and greyish-green legs. This bird grows to a length of about 18 centimetres (7 in). The song is similar to that of the black-chested fruiteater, a high-pitched ascending “pseeeeeweet”.

Distribution and habitat

This species is native to the foothills and slopes of the western side of the Andes in South America. Its range extends from southwestern Colombia to southwestern Ecuador, mainly between the altitudes of 600 and 1,900 metres (2,000 and 6,200 ft) above sea level. This fruiteater is usually found in the understorey of dense, wet, mossy forests.

Ecology

The orange-breasted fruiteater is sometimes seen in small flocks with other species. It feeds largely on fruit which it either eats while perching on a branch or while hovering rather clumsily. Cup-shaped nests have been found about 5 metres (16 ft) above the ground but little is known of this bird’s breeding habits.

Status

The International Union for Conservation of Nature rates the orange-breasted fruiteater as being of “least concern”, on the grounds that the bird has a reasonably-large range and is fairly common within that range, and its population seems to be steady.

Pipreola jucunda

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