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).
19–20 cm; 34·8–44·5 g. Colourful, sturdy-billed, somewhat retiring tanager often noted first through its distinctive voice. Adult has head to nape, upper mantle and foreneck... read more
High and melancholy-sounding song is repeated over and over at short intervals early in morning, a... 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; once a 2·5-cm-long Saturniidae caterpillar. Singles or... read more
Juveniles and immatures in Jan and Sept in NW Ecuador, and food-carrying observed in Nov in NE Ecuador and in early Dec in SE Ecuador; in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common almost throughout its range, and widespread. Appears to require fairly large tracts of humid montane forest; has... read more
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