First information concerning nestling diet in the Bare-necked Fruitcrow Gymnoderus foetidus

Tim Marlow


Despite being widespread throughout most of the Amazon, the Bare-necked Fruitcrow Gymnoderus foetidus is poorly known and nestling diet is undocumented. I report herein the first observations on the nestling diet in this cotinga.

A pesar de tener una amplia distribución en la mayor parte de la Amazonía, el Cuervo Higuero Cuellopelado Gymnoderus foetidus es poco conocido y la dieta de los polluelos no se ha documentado. En esta nota reporto las primeras observaciones sobre la dieta de pichones de esta cotinga.


Palabras clave

Aves, cotinga, Cotingidae, diet, fruit, foraging, insects, dieta, frutas, forrajeo, insectos.

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