French: Tangara à flancs bruns German: Braunflankentangare Spanish: Tangara pectoral
Acancocha, Junín, Peru.
See T. ornata. Monotypic.
E slope of Andes in Huánuco, Pasco and Junín, in C Peru.
12 cm; 14–17 g. A small, greyish tanager with rufous head and chest. Male has entire head to upper breast dark orange-rufous, contrasting with olive-grey to brownish-... read more
A soft high “tsit”. A twittery “seet seet seet” is possibly a song, but song repertoire not known... read more
Dense shrubs on dry slopes, shrubbery along streams, alder (Alnus) thickets, hedgerows,... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly tiny insects, also caterpillars and small adult moths (Lepidoptera). Usually in pairs, individuals staying close together, often no... read more
Juveniles seen in Dec and Feb in Huánuco and Mar in Junín. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Peruvian High Andes EBA. Uncommon. Confined to a relatively small area, mainly on drier W side of E cordillera... read more
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