French: Tangara cyanictère German: Ziertangare Spanish: Tangara dorsiazul
probably Cayenne, French Guiana
E Venezuela (R Yuruán; sight records also at San Isidro and foothills of Sierra de Lema) E across C Guyana and Suriname to French Guiana; also several tiny and presumably isolated populations in C & E Amazonian Brazil (E Amazonas, Pará).
17 cm; 33–36 g. Distinctive blue and yellow tanager with long, heavy bill with decurved culmen. Male has head, neck, upper breast, and upperparts, including upperwing-coverts... read more
Can be quite noisy. In SE Venezuela, both sexes, while perched or in flight, give high-pitched,... read more
Humid lowland forest, tall forest borders, and adjacent tall trees in small clearings close to... read more
Food and feeding
Stomach contents in Suriname included beetles (Coleoptera) and bugs (Hemiptera, including homopterans). Reported as eating fruit of ... read more
Almost certainly resident; pairs or groups found year after year at certain localities in E... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare to uncommon, and possibly local; apparently absent from some seemingly suitable sites. Seems to occur normally at very low density. Confined... read more
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