French: Tangara à menton noir German: Schwarzkinn-Bergtangare Spanish: Tangara barbinegra
P. L. Sclater
eastern range of cordilleras north of Quito, Ecuador
W Andes of Colombia (Pacific slope from headwaters of R San Juan, in Risaralda) S, discontinuously, to W Ecuador (El Oro and W Loja).
18 cm; one male 44·1 g, one female 68·5 g. Quiet tanager with svelte plumage and fairly strong and rather pointed bill. Has forecrown, side of head, nape and chin black,... read more
Not particularly vocal, even when foraging. Infrequently heard song a series of high-pitched notes... read more
Humid and wet mossy forest and forest borders. At 900–2200 m (once to 300 m) in Colombia; mostly... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit; presumably also insects. Nestlings in Colombia were fed with relatively large flying insects, including beetles (Coleoptera... read more
In SW Colombia, three nests found during 10th Apr and 5th May at La Planada Nature Reserve (in Nariño); following details refer to these.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Chocó EBA. Uncommon to locally fairly common in Ecuador; generally less numerous and more local in Colombia. In... read more
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