Purple-throated Fruitcrow

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Title

Purple-throated Fruitcrow

Description

The purple-throated fruitcrow (Querula purpurata) belongs to one of the many montypic and isolated genera included in the divers family Cotingidae. About the size of a jay, it has short legs and long, broad wings which, when folded, reach nearly to the end of the tail. A steel-gray beak, widest at the base and hooked at the tip, gives the broad head an almost trogon-like appearance. The plumage is entirely black, except that the male has a triangular throat patch of glossy crimson feathers. The throat-patch is spread and fanned out laterally by the male in display, and the same feathers, though black and less conspicuous, are spread by the female also. This species is widely distributed and, in some places, quite common from Costa Rica south through the tropical forest areas of South America.

Creator

Albert Earl Gilbert

Source

Living Bird 10

Date

1971

Format

Painting; PNG

Type

Still image

Files

living-bird-10-1971.PNG

Collection

Citation

Albert Earl Gilbert, “Purple-throated Fruitcrow,” accessed November 23, 2020, https://libomeka.unm.edu/items/show/1490.

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