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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Subsectio: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Infraclassis: Aves
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Tyranni
Infraordo: Tyrannides
Parvordo: Tyrannida

Familia: Cotingidae
Genus: Pipreola
Species: P. arcuata – P. aureopectus – P. chlorolepidota – P. formosa – P. frontalis – P. intermedia – P. jucunda – P. lubomirskii – P. pulchra – P. riefferii – P. whitelyi

Pipreola Swainson, 1838

Typus: Pipreola chlorolepidota Swainson, 1838


Euchlornis Filippi, 1847
Pyrrhorhynchus Lafresnaye, 1849 Revue Mag.Zool. p. 103
Pipreolo [variation]


Swainson, W.J. 1838. Animals in menageries. In: Lardner, Dyonisius The Cabinet Cyclopæedia. Natural History. Part III. Two centenaries and a quarter of birds, either new, or hitherto imperfectly described: 281–361. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman & John Taylor. London. DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.41853 BHL Reference page. Original description p. 357 BHL

Vernacular names
English: fruiteaters
español: Fruteros

Pipreola is a genus of bird in the family Cotingidae. Together with Ampelioides tschudii, they are collectively known as fruiteaters. All are restricted to humid montane or foothill forest in western or northern South America. They are thickset birds with predominantly greenish upperparts. Males of most species have black heads and/or reddish, orange or yellow to the throat, chest or belly.

The genus contains 11 species:[1]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Barred Fruiteater - South Ecuador S4E1543 (16649393949).jpg Pipreola arcuata Barred fruiteater Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador to Peru and Bolivia
Pipreola aureopectus (Frutero pechidorado) (13961107497).jpg Pipreola aureopectus Golden-breasted fruiteater Colombia, and Venezuela
Pipreola chlorolepidota - Fiery-throated Fruiteater - male (cropped).jpg Pipreola chlorolepidota Fiery-throated fruiteater Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru
Pipreola formosa Handsome fruiteater northern Venezuela
Pipreola frontalis squamipectus.jpg Pipreola frontalis Scarlet-breasted fruiteater Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru
Pipreola intermedia.jpg Pipreola intermedia Band-tailed fruiteater Bolivia and Peru
Orange-breasted Fruiteater - Mindo - Ecuador S4E5422.jpg Pipreola jucunda Orange-breasted fruiteater Colombia and Ecuador
Pipreola lubomirskii 2.jpg Pipreola lubomirskii Black-chested fruiteater Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru
Masked fruiteater (Pipreola pulchra) photographed by devon pike in peru in 2011.jpg Pipreola pulchra Masked fruiteater Peru
Green-and-black Fruiteater - Colombia S4E1819.jpg Pipreola riefferii Green-and-black fruiteater Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela
Pipreola whitelyi Red-banded fruiteater Venezuela and western Guyana


Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Cotingas, manakins, tityras, becards". World Bird List Version 8.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 27 June 2018.

Fitzpatrick, J. W., and Hosner, P. A. (2004). Fruiteaters (Pipreola). pp. 80–84 in: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., & Christie, D. A. eds. (2004). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 9. Cotingas to Wagtails. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. ISBN 84-87334-69-5

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