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Black-chested Fruiteater - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Daan van der hoeven
Hills behind Mera, Pastaza Ecuador, 27 September 2019
Pipreola lubomirskii


17–18 cm (6¾-7 in)

  • Black hood and upper breast
  • Green upperparts, wings, tail and breast sides
  • Yellow underparts


South America: found in the Andes of southern Colombia, Ecuador to extreme northern Peru (Cajamarca)


This is a monotypic species[1].


Montane forests at heights around 1200–2300 m.



There is little information available, but it is thought that fruit is included in their diet.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Snow, D. (2020). Black-chested Fruiteater (Pipreola lubomirskii), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.blcfru1.01

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