Purple-throated Fruitcrow - Querula purpurata
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The Purple-throated Fruitcrow belongs to the Cotingidae family. They are found from Southern Central America to Brazil and Venezuela in tropical, subtropical or moist lowland forests. They are found either singly or in small groups.
Both sexes of Purple-throated Fruitcrows are a medium sized glossy-black bird. Males also have a large purple-red throat patch and are slightly larger than the females. Both have a short tail, leaden-blue bill, black eyes, and gray legs.
Diet: Purple-throated Fruitcrows eat large insects and fruit.
Courtship: Purple-throated Fruitcrows breeds cooperatively. Cooperative breeding is when individuals contribute care to offspring that are not their own at the expense of their own reproduction.
Nesting: Their nest is a untidy shallow platform or saucer shaped nest built of twigs. 1-2 eggs are laid.
Habitat and Range:
Vocalization: They have a variety of loud and mellow calls.
Plumage/Molt They do not have an alternate plumage.
Tongue/feet: Gray legs and feet.
- Ridgely, Roberts S. and Tudor, Guy, Field Guide to the Songbirds of South America: The Passerines,University of Texas Press, 2009
- http://en.wikipedia.org The Free Encyclopedia, Accessed November, 2012
- http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/home The Cornell Lab of Ornithoogy Neotropical Birds, Accessed November, 2012