French: Tangara ceinturé German: Flammentangare Spanish: Tangara acollarada
Tanagra (Tachyphonus) sanguinolentus
Subspecies and Distribution
R. s. sanguinolentus
(Lesson, 1831) – SE Mexico (from Veracruz, N Oaxaca, Tabasco and Quintana Roo) S through Belize to Honduras.
R. s. apricus
(Bangs, 1908) – Caribbean slope of E Honduras S to NW & C Panama, locally on Pacific slope in N Costa Rica.
17 cm; 35–48 g. Distinctive, with fairly long tail and heavy conical bill. Has forecrown, face and throat black, crown, nape, side of neck and breast glossy crimson;... read more
Song a leisurely sequence of rising and falling whistled notes separated by pauses, “tueee-... read more
Thickets and bushes along humid-forest borders, adjacent pastures with trees, bushy second growth... read more
Food and feeding
Insects; also many fruits, including melastomes and figs (Ficus). Lives in pairs throughout year, also in family groups for short... read more
Breeding reported in May in Belize, Mar–May in Nicaragua and Apr–Jun in Costa Rica. Male sings from elevated perches; more territorial than... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common. Range encompasses a number of parks and reserves, including Palenque National Park, Cascadas de Agua Azúl, Selva del... read more
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