French: Tangara flamboyant German: Feuerbürzeltangare Spanish: Tangara flamígera
Jardine and Selby
W Colombia on both slopes of Cauca Valley from C Antioquia S to Cauca, the upper Patía Valley in SW Cauca, and locally on W slope of Andes (mostly as expansion across low passes from Cauca Valley, from Risaralda, on upper R San Juan, S to NW Nariño); also W slope of E Andes above Magdalena Valley, in Santander.
18 cm. Male is almost entirely deep black; head velvety black, with feathers very short, dense and plush-like; middle back to rump and uppertail-coverts glistening flame-... read more
Dawn song, delivered from top of low bush or sapling, an energetic series of mostly 2-note or 3-... read more
Humid forest borders, second growth, old pastures, shrubby areas, borders of fields, and bushes and... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit and arthropods. Most often seen singly or in pairs, and less often in small family groups; unlike R. icteronotus, seems not... read more
Nest found in Feb in Calima Valley (W Valle) and four breeding-condition birds in Jul near Popayán (upper Cauca Valley). Calima Valley nest... read more
Movements (possibly by wandering individuals) from E slope of W Andes to W slope not well... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Usually treated as conspecific with R. icteronotus. Restricted-range species: present in Colombian Inter-Andean Valleys EBA. Uncommon to locally fairly... read more
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