French: Tangara à miroir blanc German: Spiegeltangare Spanish: Tangara albinegra
Río Ucayali, Peru
W slope of Andes from W Ecuador (mainly El Oro and Loja, isolated records farther N) S to NW Peru (Lambayeque and La Libertad); migrates to E slope and base of Andes (very locally Amazonas, Cajamarca and San Martín) and E lowlands of Ucayali and Madre de Dios, in Peru, and also adjacent extreme W Brazil and NW Bolivia.
16–16·5 cm; 23–28 g. Male has entire head to throat, upper breast and back black, lower back, rump and uppertail-coverts grey, contrasting black longest uppertail-coverts and... read more
Song of male a loud, clear “kréé-uung, kréé-uung”, repeated several times, with loud, abrupt... read more
Dry deciduous woodland, arid semi-open scrub with grass and borders of humid forest, and second... read more
Food and feeding
Of 30 stomachs examined, 23 contained only animal matter and seven contained a mixture of plant and animal matter; items included smooth... read more
Breeds mainly during Feb–May rainy period. Nest in Ecuador a loosely woven untidy cup made from small sticks, twigs and leaf petioles,... read more
Not well understood; in many areas perhaps only a seasonal or periodic visitor, erratic and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Rare to uncommon throughout much of range; locally common in SW Ecuador (especially SW Loja). Status difficult... read more
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