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Hooded Berryeater - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Francisco Paludo
Brasil, June 2017
Carpornis cucullata


22·5–23 cm (8¾-9 in)
Male: Underside yellow, continuing in narrow collar separating head from mantle. Head and throat is black. Mantle is rufous, wings black with two narrow yellowish wing bars. Uppertail coverts grey, tail black.
Female: similar to male but less strongly marked. Flanks lightly barred.

Similar species

Black-headed Berryeater lacks the lower part of the black throat and is found at lower elevations.


Photo by Daniesser
Brazil, June 2010

South America: found in south-eastern Brazil (Espírito Santo to Rio Grande do Sul) in the coastal forests in south east.


This is a monotypic species1.

The scientific name has in the past been spelled Carpornis cucullatus.


Forest above about 500m elevation.


Seen singly or in pairs; might occur in mixed flocks.


Eats both fruits and insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Ber van Perlo. 2009. A field guide to the Birds of Brazil. Oxford University Press, New York, NY, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-530155-7
  3. Ridgely and Tudor 2009. Field guide to the songbirds of South America - The Passerines. University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-71979-8

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