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