French: Calliste azuré German: Grünmanteltangare Spanish: Tangara chiapaneca
Other common names:
P. L. Sclater
Costa Cuca, Guatemala
S Mexico (Sierra Madre de Chiapas) and adjacent SW Guatemala.
14 cm. Pale blue-grey tanager with black-speckled collar across whitish chest. Has crown bluish-grey, becoming silvery blue on nape, bluish-green on mantle and azure-blue on... read more
Calls include high, rising “seee”, rapid “chi-di-di-dit”, high tittering... read more
In Mexico, tall humid broadleaf evergreen forest, forest borders and small plantation-like... read more
Food and feeding
Observed to eat figs (Ficus), melastome berries and insects in Mexico. Ficus aurea appears to be an important food... read more
Breeding recorded in early wet season, mid-Apr to mid-Jun, in Mexico although wet season extends to Sept, and throughout the wet season,... read more
Resident. During year-round study believed to remain on territory throughout.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in North Central American Highlands EBA. Locally common to rare. An extremely localized and declining species. Known from five... read more
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