French: Tangara loriot German: Zitronentangare Spanish: Tangara negriamarilla
P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1869,
Cordillera del Chucú, Veraguas, Panama.
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. titanota
Olson, 1981 – Caribbean slope of N Costa Rica from Alajuela (vicinity of Cerro Santa Maria) S along E base of Cordillera Central and Cordillera de Talamanca to area of Panama border.
C. c. chrysomelas
(P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1869) – W Panama (W Chiriquí E to vicinity of Cerro Campana, in W Panamá Province).
C. c. ocularis
Nelson, 1912 – E Panama from Cerro Jefe (and Pacific slope in E Panamá Province and Darién) E to extreme NW Colombia (Cerro Tacarcuna#R).
12 cm; 11–15 g. Small, parulid-like tanager with fairly thin, sharply pointed bill; male plumage distinctive. Male nominate race is bright yellow, except for narrow... read more
Call a sharp, sibilant “tsee” or “tseeeut” like that of a hummingbird (... read more
Canopy of humid and wet foothill forest, forest borders and adjacent tall second growth; much less... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods and fruit; noted as taking Miconia berries. Contents of 13 stomachs were vegetable matter only, three others included... read more
One nest found in Jun in Costa Rica: a neat cup of fine rootlets, lined with black fungal rhizomorphs, with middle layer of small dead... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Central American Caribbean Slope EBA and Darién Lowlands EBA. Uncommon to locally fairly... read more
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