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Photo by Stanley Jones
East side of Abra Patricia, Amazonas Departmente, Peru, November 2013
Pharomachrus antisianus


33–34 cm

  • Metallic green above
  • Red belly
  • Long white undertail
  • Small yellow bill
  • Short crest on forehead


South America: found from the Andes of western Venezuela through Colombia, Ecuador and Peru to central Bolivia.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Photo by steveblain
Nr Tandayapa Bird Lodge, Ecuador, June 2005

Cloud forests.



The diet includes mainly berries and fruit, though some invertebrates and insects are also taken.


Little known. The nest is in a hole in a dead tree.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Planet-Pets
  4. Wikipedia
  5. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2014)

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