French: Tangara à poitrine noire German: Schwarzbrust-Bergtangare Spanish: Tangara dorsiverde
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
C. e. eximia
(Boissonneau, 1840) – Black-chested Mountain-tanager – Andes of SW Venezuela (S Táchira) and adjacent Colombia (Norte de Santander and Cundinamarca).
C. e. zimmeri
(R. T. Moore, 1934) – Colombia at N end of W Andes (Páramos of Frontino and Paramillo) and in C Andes (Caldas–Antioquia border S to Tolima).
C. e. chloronota
(P. L. Sclater, 1855) – Moss-rumped Mountain-tanager – S Colombia on both slopes of Andes (from Huila and Cauca) S to NW Ecuador.
C. e. cyanocalyptra
(R. T. Moore, 1934) – Andes of S Ecuador S to N Peru (S to E Piura and N Cajamarca, mostly N of R Marañón).
18–22 cm; 50–70 g. Dark-plumaged, quiet tanager with short, thick bill, usually a few stiff bristles on chin. Nominate race has crown and nape silky cornflower-... read more
Dawn song a simple series of alternating notes, the first lower, e.g. “tchew syéeuw,... read more
Wet mossy montane forest, along forest borders and in elfin woodland near tree-line. Recorded at... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly fruit; also insects. In Colombia recorded as taking fruit from Ericaceae, Miconia (Melastomataceae), and Hedyosmum... read more
Presumed resident; little information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon to rare. Uncommon in Venezuela. Rare to uncommon and somewhat local in Ecuador and Colombia, where most numerous at higher... read more
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