Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Flame-faced Tanager (Tangara parzudakii)


Taxonomy

French: Calliste à face rouge German: Rotstirntangare Spanish: Tangara carirroja
Taxonomy:

Tanagra Parzudakii

Lafresnaye

, 1843,

environs of Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia

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See T. chrysotis. Hitherto treated as conspecific with T. lunigera. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • T. p. parzudakii (Lafresnaye, 1843) – SW Venezuela (Andes of SE Táchira); E Andes of Colombia (W slope from Santander to Cundinamarca and head of Magdalena Valley in Huila; E slope probably throughout, but recorded only Meta, Caquetá, Putumayo and Nariño) and E slope in Ecuador.
  • T. p. urubambae J. T. Zimmer, 1943 – E slope of Andes in Peru (S to Cuzco and Ayacucho).
  • Descriptive notes

    14–15 cm (nominate), c. 13–14 cm (lunigera); 25–31 g. Boldly coloured tanager with flame-red to orange on face. Nominate race has lowermost... read more

    Voice

    Calls include a notably high-pitched, slightly buzzy “seeet” note; also a sharp,... read more

    Habitat

    Humid and wet montane forest, and adjacent older second growth. Less at forest borders than many... read more

    Food and feeding

    Fruits, also arthropods. Eight stomachs contained vegetable matter, including fruit and seeds. Like its congeners, seems to eat variety of... read more

    Breeding

    Breeding period Jan–Jul (rainy season) in NE Ecuador; nest-building in Feb and nest with chick found in Jun in NW Ecuador; nest-... read more

    Movements

    Apparently resident.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon to locally fairly common. Distribution in Colombian E Andes not fully known: probably found throughout, at least formerly,... read more

    Recommended citation

    Hilty, S. (2019). Flame-faced Tanager (Tangara parzudakii). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/61691 on 21 May 2019).