The Red-ruffed Fruit Crow finds it's home in subtropical forests of South America. It feeds on fruits and large insects. There are 5 distinct subspecies. They live in leks where seven or eight males regularly display, each having it's favorite display perch. Sexes are similar, males being much larger and brighter.
Pyroderus scutatus orenocensis
Tying with Red Ruffed Fruit Crow Feathers
Commonly referred to as Indian Crow, these feathers are neither from India nor
are they from a crow. These are staple feathers for the classic salmon tier being called for in hundreds of patterns.
Classic uses for fruit crow feathers range from tail and body veilings, tails, sides, cheeks and wings using the largest feathers. An expensive feather to be sure, there is no doubt when and where it is used. Impact is not sacrificed when being frugal with these feathers as one single feather leaves an impression.
Indian Crow feathers are unquestionably some of the finest feathers in fly tying. Unfortunatly, they ars also some of the most expensive, not feathers that one experiments with but rather for use in that special fly or project.
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Here are 3 assortments of 5 pairs of indian crow feathers. Each assortment has various sizes and all feathers are perfect.
|Pyroderus s. scutatus - 5 Pairs / Lot #1||$125.00|
|P. s. scutatus - 5 Pairs / Lot #2||$125.00|
|P. s. scutatus - 5 Pairs / Lot #3||$125.00|
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5 sub species