Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Gilt-edged Tanager (Tangara cyanoventris)


Taxonomy

French: Calliste à ventre bleu German: Blaubrusttangare Spanish: Tangara ventriazul
Taxonomy:

Tanagra cyanoventris

Vieillot

, 1819,

“Brésil” [Brazil]

.

See T. fastuosa, also T. desmaresti. Monotypic.

Distribution:

E Brazil from NC Bahia, S Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo S to E São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Descriptive notes

13 cm; 16–20 g. Colourful tanager, mostly golden above and blue below, with golden head. Has narrow area surrounding bill and thin orbital ring jet-black; otherwise,... read more

Voice

Abrupt sharp call notes include “tsit” and “seet!”, which may accelerate... read more

Habitat

Humid pre-montane forest and forest borders, to lesser extent also second-growth woodland and... read more

Food and feeding

Diet includes both fruit and some insects. Recorded fruit items include melastome berries and fruit of Urtica. Lives in pairs and... read more

Breeding

A nest found in Nov in Rio de Janeiro was 12 m up in fork of tree; nest possibly lined with strips of bamboo. Offspring of a previous brood... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Locally common. Range now much fragmented, and numbers substantially reduced. Survives in remaining forested areas in SE coastal range, and (as with... read more

Recommended citation

Hilty, S. & de Juana, E. (2018). Gilt-edged Tanager (Tangara cyanoventris). 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/61683 on 23 June 2018).