French: Tangara guira German: Guiratangare Spanish: Tangara guirá
Subspecies and Distribution
H. g. nigrigula
(Boddaert, 1783) – locally Venezuela (E of Andes) E to the Guianas and NE Brazil N of R Amazon.
H. g. roraimae
(Hellmayr, 1910) – Cerro Roraima region of Venezuela and Guyana.
H. g. guirina
(P. L. Sclater, 1856) – Colombia in Cauca Valley (Antioquia S to Valle, once on Pacific slope in Valle), Magdalena Valley and E Andes (W slope from Santander S to Huila, and E slope in at least Boyacá and Cundinamarca and probably S to Caquetá), also Ecuador (W of Andes) and NW Peru (NW Tumbes).
H. g. huambina
Stolzmann, 1926 – S Colombia (Nariño), E Ecuador, E Peru and W Brazil (E to R Madeira).
H. g. boliviana
J. T. Zimmer, 1947 – E Bolivia, NW Argentina; probably also Mato Grosso, in C Brazil.
H. g. amazonica
J. T. Zimmer, 1947 – C Brazil S of R Amazon (between R Madeira and R Tapajós).
H. g. guira
(Linnaeus, 1766) – EC Brazil from R Tocantins E to Ceará and S to Goiás and NW Bahia; also extreme NE Brazil from Paraíba to Alagoas.
H. g. fosteri
(Sharpe, 1905) – E Paraguay, NE Argentina (Misiones), and interior SE Brazil from Minas Gerais S to Rio Grande do Sul.
13 cm; 9·5–14 g. Rather thin-billed tanager; male resembles oriole (Icterus). Male nominate race has crown to nape olive-green, face and throat dark sooty-brown,... read more
Song may vary geographically, or individuals may sing several different songs. Song at dawn in N... read more
In Amazonia occurs in canopy of humid várzea and terra firme forest, as well as... read more
Food and feeding
Variety of arthropods, also occasionally small fruits. Observed to consume Miconia berries and seen to examine flower corollas for... read more
Reported as breeding in Sept and Oct in Paraguay. Nest a flimsy cup of plant fibres and lichen placed in high fork; eggs white, sprinkled... read more
Mainly resident. Some may withdraw seasonally from extreme S portions of range in Argentina and S... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widely distributed, but typically uncommon throughout most of range. Occurs in a large number of national parks and other protected areas; in... read more
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