Cotingas (Cotingidae)

Purple-throated Fruitcrow (Querula purpurata) - HBW 9, p. 101

French: Coracine noire German: Purpurbrustkotinga Spanish: Cotinga Quérula
Other common names: Red-breasted/Scutated Fruitcrow

Taxonomy: Muscicapa purpurata Statius Muller, 1776, Cayenne.
Relationships uncertain. Size (as indicated by both wing lengths and weights) varies geographically, birds from Andean foothills of Peru being considerably larger, and those from Central America somewhat larger, than birds from the Guianas; differences, however, considered not sufficient for naming of any geographical races. Monotypic.

Distribution: Caribbean side of extreme S Nicaragua, Costa Rica and W Panama and, E from Canal Zone, on both sides S to N & W Colombia (from Gulf of Urabá E to middle Magdalena Valley, and W of Andes) and NW Ecuador; also Amazonia from E Colombia (S from Meta and Vaupés), S & E Venezuela (S of R Orinoco) and the Guianas S to SE Peru, C Brazil (S to middle reaches of S tributaries) and N Bolivia; in N, apparently absent from most of R Negro drainage.