French: Tangara jaune et bleu German: Gelbbauch-Bergtangare Spanish: Tangara de Arcé
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Cordillera del Chucú, Veraguas, Panama
Subspecies and Distribution
B. a. caeruleigularis
(Ridgway, 1893) – Caribbean slope of Costa Rica from extreme SE Guanacaste S to Cartago (including slopes of volcanoes Turrialba, Irazú, Barba and Poás).
B. a. arcaei
(P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1869) – W & E Panama (locally in C Bocas del Toro, Chiriquí and both slopes in Veraguas E to Coclé; vicinity of Cerro Jefe, also Cerro Brewster, in W San Blas).
15 cm; two birds 34·6 g and 39·9 g. Colourful tanager with bill strong and heavy for size of bird. Nominate race has crown and side of head cobalt-blue, lores black,... read more
Song a halting series of high, thin notes and lispy, tinny whistles, “tip-sére, tip-séere, tip-... read more
Humid and wet foothill forest and pre-montane forest, and shrubs along forest borders; infrequently... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly arthropods and fruit. Takes variety of small fruits, and seen also to pluck flowers of epiphytes (e.g. Satyria) and squeeze... read more
Two nests recorded, one with young in Jul in Panama and one under construction in Apr in Costa Rica. Covered nest 10–12 m above ground, in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA and Darién Highlands EBA.... read more
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