French: Tangara fourchu German: Schwarzstirntangare Spanish: Tangara naranjera
J. F. Gmelin
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Subspecies and Distribution
P. b. composita
(J. T. Zimmer, 1944) – C Bolivia (Cochabamba and Santa Cruz).
P. b. schulzei
(Brodkorb, 1938) – SE Bolivia, extreme W Paraguay and NW Argentina (S to Mendoza, La Pampa, and San Antonio Oeste, in N Río Negro); non-breeding also SE Bolivia, N Argentina and Paraguay.
P. b. bonariensis
(J. F. Gmelin, 1789) – SE Brazil (S São Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul), Uruguay and E Argentina (S to Buenos Aires Province); non-breeding also SE Bolivia, N Argentina and Paraguay.
15·5–19 cm; 24·9–46·5 g. A mostly open-country tanager. Male nominate race has head, neck and throat bright cornflower-blue, narrow line over bill, lores, around eye and chin... read more
Song (in Argentina) a loud, sweet and remarkably musical but rather repetitive “swéét-sur, swéét-... read more
From humid and wet cloudforest borders, Polylepis woodland, and humid second-growth... read more
Food and feeding
Takes both fruit and insects (including winged termites); most often seen in fruiting trees or shrubs, and at cactus fruits (Bolivia), and... read more
Breeding dates range from Nov–Dec in Bolivia; Mar and Apr in Chile, Dec–Feb in NW Argentina, and Nov–Jan in Uruguay and Brazil (Rio Grande... read more
S breeders migratory, most moving N out of Argentina during austral winter; possibly migratory also... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common and widespread over almost all of its extensive range. In Brazil, recently confirmed to also occur in SE Mato Grosso do Sul,... read more
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