French: Calliste à calotte noire German: Schwarzscheiteltangare Spanish: Tangara coroninegra
Colombia in Santa Marta Mts and all three Andean ranges (including E slope of E Andes), on W slope (S to Pichincha) and on E slope (S to Pastaza) in Ecuador, also Sierra de Perijá (Colombia–Venezuela border) and mountains of N Venezuela (including coastal cordillera E to Distrito Federal, interior cordillera in N Guárico, Cerro El Cerrón on Falcón–Zulia–Lara border, and Andes from S Lara S to Táchira).
13 cm; 18–22·8 g. Bluish to greenish tanager, male with black cap. Male has forehead, crown and upper nape to loral area and below eye black, tailing down behind rear ear-... read more
Calls include high, nasal “zheet” and high “tsit”, neither especially distinctive. Unlike most... read more
Humid and wet forest, forest borders, older second growth, and trees and shrubs in clearings. At... read more
Food and feeding
Generally much fruit, especially melastome berries, in diet; some arthropods. Pairs and family groups wander along forest borders and... read more
In Colombia, nesting activity in Jan, Apr and Aug in Andes and 15 birds in breeding condition in Jan–Sept in N; nest in May in Venezuela;... read more
Mainly resident. Some seasonal descent to lower elevations (as low as 1000 m) during rainiest... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Usually found in low numbers. Occurs in numerous protected areas, including Henri Pittier, Guaramacal, Sierra... read more
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