French: Tangara à cape noire German: Blauschulter-Bergtangare Spanish: Tangara negrigualda
La Selva, Río Jamaraya, 4800 feet [c. 1465 m], Chocó, Colombia
Colombia: NW end of C Andes in Antioquia, and W slope of W Andes on Cerro Tatamá and Mistrató (including Alto de Pisones), on Chocó–Risaralda–Valle del Cauca border.
15 cm; five males 35–44·5 g, three females 35–36·3 g. Robust, short-tailed tanager with thick, heavy bill and bicoloured appearance. Has entire head... read more
Song a very high-pitched, penetrating and thin “pit-sééya”, repeated... read more
Humid and wet pre-montane and montane forest (cloudforest) doubtless its primary habitat. Has been... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds heavily on fruit, including Miconia and Cavendishia; also arthropods. Stomach contents variously 75–100%... read more
Nest-building observed in Apr and juvenile seen in Jun. No other information.
Seasonal differences in relative abundance suggest possibility of post-breeding (e.g. after Jun or... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Colombian Inter-Andean Slopes EBA and Chocó EBA. Fairly common to very locally common. Estimated population within... read more
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