French: Tangara à poitrine fauve German: Silberbrauen-Bergtangare Spanish: Tangara pechifulva norteña
Tanagra (Tachyphonus) tæniata
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia
Sierra de Perijá (on Venezuela–Colombia border), Andes of Venezuela (Trujillo S to Táchira), all three ranges in Colombia (in W Andes mainly N & S ends, in Antioquia and Cauca), and both slopes in Ecuador and NW Peru (S to Piura and N Cajamarca N of Marañón Valley).
20 cm; 31–45 g. Colourful, sturdy-billed, somewhat retiring tanager often noted first through its distinctive voice. Nominate race has head to nape, upper mantle and foreneck... read more
Song of nominate race and carrikeri, repeated over and over at short intervals early in... read more
Thick, mossy, wet montane forest and broken forest with dense lower vegetation, especially with... read more
Food and feeding
Small fruits and berries, including mistletoe (Loranthaceae), and insects. Three stomachs contained both vegetable and animal matter,... read more
Juveniles and immatures in Jan and Sept in NW Ecuador; in Colombia, two breeding-condition birds in late Dec in Boyacá, and a further eight... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common almost throughout its range, and widespread. Appears to require fairly large tracts of humid montane forest; has declined or... read more
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