Green-and-black Fruiteater, Pipreola riefferii, fruiteater, cotinga, bird, colombia

Green-and-black Fruiteater (Pipreola riefferii)

I took this photo of a male Green-and-black Fruiteater (Pipreola riefferii) in the Pro-Aves Yellow-eared Parrot reserve near Jardin in Colombia. Although Fruiteaters are not the smallest of birds, their mainly green plumage combined with their habit of perching quietly on a branch for long periods makes them surprisingly tricky to spot! They also make very high-pitched calls which are also easy to miss. Luckily for me, this particular bird decided to perch quite low down and out in the open, allowing me the chance to photograph it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.