Purple-throated Fruitcrow (Querula purpurata) - HBW 9, p. 101
French: Coracine noire
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.
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Calls by one bird. Locality Fazenda Javaes, Pium, Tocantins State, Brazil
Josep del Hoyo 5 August 2011 46 weeks ago 4
Song Locality Bagne des Annamites, Montsinéry-Tonnegrande, French Guiana
Patrick Ingremeau 30 May 2010 2 years ago 4
Calls from a small party of birds. Locality Serra do Navio, Amapá State, Brazil
Bradley Davis 16 November 2007 3 years ago 3