Genus Phytotoma


Rufous-tailed Plantcutter - It is a stocky bird, 18-20 centimetres in length, with short wings and a red eye. The longish tail is black with a reddish base. The upperparts of the male are grey-brown with dark streaks while the crown and underparts are chestnut-coloured. There is a white bar on the wing and a pattern of dark and pale areas on the face. Females have buff underparts with brown streaks and have buff rather than white in the wings. They do not have the males' chestnut crown but may show a cinnamon wash to the forehead and throat. The song is a series of stuttering notes followed by a rasping trill similar to a fishing reel.


White-tipped Plantcutter - The White-tipped Plantcutter is a species of bird in the Cotingidae family. As the other plantcutters, this species is sexually dimorphic and folivorous. It is the found widely in woodland and scrub of south-eastern and south-central South America. It is mainly found in lowlands east of the Andes, but ranges well into the highlands in Bolivia.

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Cotingidae
Genus : Phytotoma