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Red-ruffed Fruitcrow

Pyroderus scutatus


It is among the largest Passerines in South America. Its distribution is highly disjunct, with population associated with the Tepuis in Venezuela and Guyana, the east Andean slopes in Peru, Andean slopes in north-western Ecuador, Colombia and western Venezuela, the Venezuelan Coastal Range, and Atlantic Forest in south-eastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay and far north-eastern Argentina.


It is found in humid forest, especially in highlands.


Seen at Otún-Quimbaya Flora and Fauna Sanctuary.

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Armenia, Quindío, Colombia

Spotted on Jan 10, 2012
Submitted on Jan 16, 2012

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