French: Tangara à tête fauve German: Rostkopftangare Spanish: Tangara cabecifulva
Subspecies and Distribution
T. f. obscuriceps
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1953 – Sierra de Perijá, on Colombia–Venezuela border.
T. f. fulviceps
Cabanis, 1851 – mountains of N Venezuela (Carabobo E to Miranda; NE Anzoátegui, W Sucre and N Monagas).
T. f. meridensis
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1962 – Andes of Mérida and N Táchira, in W Venezuela.
T. f. intensa
Todd, 1917 – E slope of E Andes in N Colombia (Norte de Santander).
12 cm; 11–13 g. A small grey tanager with conspicuous chestnut head and thin bill. Male nominate race has entire head, nape and throat rufous-chestnut (forming hood), throat... read more
Song, infrequently heard during morning hours, a high “chi chi cht-cht-tit-t-t-t-t-t-t”,... read more
Canopy vines and shrubby vine-tangled borders of moist to humid forest, second-growth woodland, and... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including caterpillars; occasionally small berries, especially of Melastomataceae. One or two individuals, occasionally up to... read more
One bird in breeding condition in Apr in Perijá Mts, and three in Nov in Norte de Santander. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Caripe–Paria Region EBA, Cordillera de la Costa Central EBA, Cordillera de Mérida EBA and Colombian East Andes... read more
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