Unveiling the Spectacular Orange-breasted Fruiteater: A Mesmerizing Blend of Glossy Black, Fiery Orange, and Vivid Yellow and Green Speckles – A True Masterpiece among Nature’s Most Colorful Avian Wonders!

Meet the Orange-breasted fruiteater

The orange-breasted fruiteater (Pipreola jucunda), is a species of bird in the Cotingidae family. The male of this species has a glossy black head and green upperparts. His throat and upper breast area are a fiery orange, with his belly being yellow with green mottling along the sides.

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The female looks very similar to the male in appearance with some subtle differences.

For instance, her feet are black and she has paler eyes.

Photo Courtesy of Félix Uribe/CC BY-SA 2.0

This species is native to, and resides in, the foothills and slopes on the western side of the Andes in South America. Its entire range is from southwestern Colombia to southwestern Ecuador.

Orange-breasted fruiteaters dine largely on fruit which they eat sometimes while perching on branches, or while hovering rather clumsily in mid-air.

Little is known about this bird’s breeding habits other than a nest is built about 16 ft above ground.

Due to the Orange-bellied fruiteater’s reasonably large range, and common sightings, its population is thought to be quite steady.

Watch this bird right here in the video below: