Crimson Fruitcrow (Haematoderus militaris)

Crimson Fruitcrow

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Cotingidae | [latin] Haematoderus militaris | [UK] Crimson Fruitcrow | [FR] Cotinga ecarlate | [DE] Karminvogel | [ES] Pajaro-militar | [NL] Karmozijnvruchtenkraai


Monotypic species


Physical charateristics

Shiny crimson head and body, breast darker crimson. Wings and tails dusky brown with upper mandible rd-brown and lower mandible much paler. Feamle is crimson on head and underparts, rest of the body is dusky brown.

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size min.: 33 cm size max.: 35 cm
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South America : Northeast Amazonia


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. This bird inhabits tall terra firme forests.


Nest is a small cup built in tree fork. While displaying courtship it will fly 30 meter above canopy slowly descending with tail upwards and wings spread. No further data.

Feeding habits

Forages usually alone but sometmes in small groups hunting for large insects by perching and glaening. It perches on emerging trees high up in canpoy, where it remains motionless for some time, feeding also on fruits.


This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
It is found in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela.
Crimson Fruitcrow status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range with some seasonal movement.

Distribution map

Crimson Fruitcrow distribution range map

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