French: Tangara à épaulettes bleues German: Violettschultertangare Spanish: Tangara cianóptera
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Coastal SE Brazil from SE Bahia, Espírito Santo and E Minas Gerais S, mostly on coastal slopes of Serra do Mar, to N Rio Grande do Sul.
18 cm; 41–46 g. Fairly large, stout-billed tanager with bluish plumage. Has lores dusky, otherwise head and upperparts uniformly grey-blue (more blue than grey), top of crown... read more
Song rather unlike those of congeners, starts with a soft jumble of notes and ends with several... read more
Humid montane forest, open woodland, second growth and borders; generally much more of a forest-... read more
Food and feeding
Observed to eat fruit of melastomes and palms (Livistona). Limited information somewhat conflicting. Foraging and feeding... read more
Reported as breeding in Oct in Espírito Santo. Clutch 2 eggs, pale blue, sparingly marked all over with small purplish-black spots. No... read more
Not well documented. Probably resident; may be migratory in extreme S of range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Lowlands EBA. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Reports... read more
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