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Bosque Unchog, Huanuco, Peru
Cnemathraupis aureodorsalis

Buthraupis aureodorsalis


23 cm

  • Black head
  • Blue crown


Endemic to Peru (eastern La Libertad to San Martín and Huánuco).


This is a monotypic species[1].

Gill and Donsker place this species in the genus Buthraupis.


Cloud forest.



Their diet consists of fruit and insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2014)
  3. BF Member observations

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