Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Buff-bellied Tanager (Thlypopsis inornata)


Taxonomy

French: Tangara à ventre roux German: Braunbauchtangare Spanish: Tangara sencilla
Taxonomy:

Nemosia inornata

Taczanowski

, 1879,

Tambillo, Cajamarca, Peru

.

Confirmed by recent molecular study to be closest to T. sordida#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Extreme SE Ecuador (extreme upper R Marañón drainage near Zumba, in S Zamora-Chinchipe) and NC Peru (middle and upper R Marañón and upper R Huallaga/R Utcubamba, in W Amazonas and Cajamarca).

Descriptive notes

13 cm; 14–17 g. Rather plain thin-billed tanager with rufous cap. Male has crown and nape rich dark cinnamon-rufous, ­contrasting with uniformly olive-grey upper... read more

Voice

Dawn song a thin, high “ti, sit, seet seet, suueet suueet, seet seet seet, sit sit” or... read more

Habitat

Dry, shrubby semi-arid second growth, light canopy of dry forest, dry scrub and brush along rivers... read more

Food and feeding

Mostly small arthropods. Occurs in pairs and in small family groups. Forages at various heights, often quite near ground, and ranges out... read more

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Apparently resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Marañón Valley EBA. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Utilizes dry woodland and secondary and degraded... read more

Recommended citation

Hilty, S. (2019). Buff-bellied Tanager (Thlypopsis inornata). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/61605 on 21 May 2019).