French: Tangara à dos rouge German: Scharlachbauchtangare Spanish: Tangara dorsirroja
Subspecies and Distribution
R. d. arestus
Wetmore, 1957 – Coiba I, off SW Panama.
R. d. dimidiatus
Lafresnaye, 1837 – Panama (except NW) E across N Colombia (S to upper Cauca Valley, middle Magdalena Valley, and Norte de Santander) to W Venezuela (Maracaibo region and W slope of Andes).
R. d. limatus
Bangs, 1901 – Pearl Archipelago, in Gulf of Panama.
R. d. molochinus
Meyer de Schauensee, 1950 – upper Magdalena Valley, in Colombia.
16 cm; c. 24–34 g. Stout-billed tanager with lower mandible notably enlarged at base. Male nominate race has head, mantle, throat and chest deep blackish maroon-red, becoming... read more
Dawn and day song in Venezuela, typically from semi-exposed perch c. 3–12 m up, a long, slow series... read more
Thickets, shrubby clearings, cultivated areas, parks, gardens, and moist to humid forest borders;... read more
Food and feeding
Of six stomachs examined, three contained only vegetable matter and three contained both animal and vegetable matter; contents included... read more
Breeding reported in Feb–Jun in Panama; in Colombia, juvenile seen in Feb and eggs in May in Colombia, and 14 breeding-condition birds Apr–... read more
Resident; no local or seasonal movements reported.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to locally common in variety of forest-edge, shrubby and settled areas. Since 1990 or earlier, in Colombia, a small population has been... read more
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