French: Tangara somptueux German: Blauflügel-Bergtangare Spanish: Tangara aliazul
no locality = Peru
Subspecies and Distribution
A. s. venezuelanus
(Hellmayr, 1913) – N Venezuela (coastal cordillera from Yaracuy E to Miranda).
A. s. virididorsalis
(Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1949) – Aragua (Cerro Golfo Triste), in N Venezuela.
A. s. antioquiae
(Berlepsch, 1912) – N end of W Andes, both slopes of C Andes (in Antioquia) and E slope (in Tolima), in N Colombia.
A. s. victorini
(Lafresnaye, 1842) – Andes of W Venezuela (S Táchira) and W slope of E Andes of Colombia (from Santander S to head of Magdalena Valley, in Huila).
A. s. cyanopterus
(Cabanis, 1866) – Andes of S Colombia (W slope of C range S from Quindío) and W Ecuador (S to Chimborazo and NE Azuay).
A. s. alamoris
(Chapman, 1925) – S Ecuador (W slope in S Azuay, El Oro and W Loja).
A. s. baezae
(Chapman, 1925) – E slope of Andes in SW Colombia (Nariño) and Ecuador (S to Morona-Santiago).
A. s. somptuosus
(Lesson, 1831) – E slope of Andes in extreme S Ecuador (Zamora-Chinchipe) S to SC Peru (Urubamba Valley, Cuzco)#R.
16–17 cm; 33–56 g (combined weight data from when lumped with A. flavinucha). Distinctive strong-billed tanager with mostly blue wings and bold plumage... read more
Generally rather quiet. Song a weak, rapid, very high-pitched, almost twittering “ti-ti-ti-ti... read more
Humid and wet forest, forest borders, and tall second-growth woodland. At 900–2100 m in... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, and small fruits and berries. Conspicuous pairs or groups of 3–10 individuals forage alone or join mixed-species flocks... read more
In Colombia, nests in Apr–Jun in SW (La Planada Nature Reserve), nestlings in Jun and fledglings in Nov in Valle del Cauca, and juveniles... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common, and widespread across most of its large Andean range. Locally may occur at low density. Present in many protected areas, e.g. Henri... read more
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