French: Calliste à face rouge German: Rotstirntangare Spanish: Tangara carirroja
environs of Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia
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).
14–15 cm; 25–35 g. Boldly coloured tanager with flame-red to orange on face. Nominate race has lowermost forehead, lores, ocular ring, chin, throat and broad bar extending... read more
Calls include a notably high-pitched, slightly buzzy “seeet” note; also a sharp, forceful, smacking... read more
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 period Jan–Jul (rainy season) in NE Ecuador; courtship feeding and birds in breeding condition in Feb–Mar in Colombia. In NE... read more
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
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