French: Tangara sucrier German: Halsband-Naschvogel Spanish: Mielerito collarejo
P. L. Sclater
Subspecies and Distribution
I. p. aureinucha
(Ridgway, 1879) – Colombia (W slope of W Andes from Valle del Cauca) S to NW Ecuador (Carchi, Esmeraldas and Pichincha).
I. p. pulcherrimus
(P. L. Sclater, 1853) – Colombia (head of Magdalena Valley in Huila, and E slope of E Andes from Caquetá) S on E slope through Ecuador and Peru (S to S Cuzco).
11 cm; 14–17 g. Small honeycreeper with thin, sharply pointed bill, bill longer than that of Tangara. Male nominate race has head and throat black, sharply set off... read more
Call a high lisping buzzy “czee” or “psee”, sometimes doubled and often given over and over during... read more
Canopy of humid and wet forest, mossy forest borders, older second growth and irregular or... read more
Food and feeding
Recorded as taking berries from Miconia, Cecropia catkins and nectar; also some insects, but non-quantitative... read more
In Colombia, male and female carrying food (nest not located) in May in Pialapi Valley (near La Planada, in SW Nariño), pair carrying food... read more
Some seasonal elevational movements in Colombia, individuals reported down to 1000 m only in May... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon on E Andean slope; rare on Pacific slope of Colombia and Ecuador. Occurs in Farallones de Cali National Park, Tambito Natural Reserve and... read more
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