polar bear and seal fur

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by rockfish, Aug 25, 2002.

  1. Preston Active Member

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    It's actually the South American red-ruffed fruit crow, Pyroderus scutatus. They are black birds with bright red breasts who can grow to a length of sixteen inches. There are five subspecies and, while not common, they are rather widespread, from Guyana to Argentina along the eastern slope of the Andes from elevations of 2000 to 8000 feet. The breast feathers are a hot-orange/red at the tips fading to an orange/gold toward the butt.
  2. troutman101 Member

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    A menace to South Americans just like the black crow of the U.S. but a very beautiful bird.