French: Tangara à dos d’or German: Goldrücken-Bergtangare Spanish: Tangara dorsidorada
Blake and Hocking
Quilluacocha, c. 11,500 feet [c. 3500 m], Huánuco (Acomayo), Peru
E slope of Andes in NC Peru (San Martín, La Libertad and Huánuco).
23 cm; 75–94 g. Large, spectacular but hard-to-find tanager; bill short and thick. Has crown dull blue, rest of head down to upper mantle and mid-breast black; rest of... read more
Song a series of wheedles, squeals and churrs; typically, repeats one note 4–6 times and then... read more
Elfin forest at tree-line; especially in large islands and patches of Escallonia and ... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits and insects. Of seven stomachs examined, five contained only vegetable matter and two contained both vegetable and animal matter;... read more
Brooding females in Sept, and juveniles and immatures found in Jul, Oct and Nov. No other information.
Presumed resident; no evidence of any movements.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in North-east Peruvian Cordilleras EBA. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Estimated global population very small, and declining... read more
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