The larger and more robust-bodied of the two berryeater species, the distinctive and beautifully-plumaged Hooded Berryeater is still relatively common and easily seen, at least locally, due to the presence of large areas of intact forest in the foothills and mountains of its southeast Brazilian haunts. Furthermore, the species is easy to locate due to its loud and very distinctive song, which gives rise to its main, onomatopoeic local name, the coró-cochó. Another regional name, the cavalo-frouxou, which translates as “cowardly horse”, is much more difficult to interpret. The sexes are generally very similar in their plumage, but females are duller, especially over the mantle.

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