French: Habia de Carmiol German: Carmiolkardinal Spanish: Tangara de Carmiol
Angostura, Costa Rica
Subspecies and Distribution
H. c. carmioli
(Lawrence, 1868) – Caribbean slope and lowlands and very locally on Pacific slope at low passes from E Nicaragua S to extreme NW Panama (vicinity of Almirante Bay).
H. c. magnirostris
(Griscom, 1927) – W Panama (both slopes in Veraguas).
H. c. lutescens
(Griscom, 1927) – from C Panama (Coclé and Colón locally E to San Blas and NW Darién, generally N & E of valleys of R Chepo and R Chucunaque, and on Cerro Tacarcuna) and adjacent extreme NW Colombia (slopes of Cerro Tacarcuna, in Chocó).
16 cm; 30·5–44 g. Robust tanager with heavy bill and nearly uniform plumage. Nominate race has head and entire upperparts, including upperwing-coverts and tail, intense olive... read more
Dawn song a rapid stream of mostly short notes, some grating or wheezy, some musical, and typically... read more
Undergrowth of humid and wet lowland and foothill forest and adjacent tall second-growth woodland,... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods, including beetles (Coleoptera), cockroaches (Blattodea), crickets (Gryllidae), katydids (Tettigoniidae); also some berries and... read more
Breeding reported in Apr in Nicaragua, Mar–May in Costa Rica and Mar in Panama. Nest a neat cup of mosses and long plant fibres, with some... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Believed not globally threatened. Fairly common to common, especially in humid and wet hilly terrain and foothills. Occurs in several protected areas, including... read more
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