French: Tangara de Rothschild German: Gelbbrust-Bergtangare Spanish: Tangara de Rothschild
Cachabí, 500 feet [c. 150 m], Esmeraldas, Ecuador
W Colombia (from C Chocó) S on Pacific slope to Ecuador (N Esmeraldas and SW Imbabura).
15 cm; one male 48·5 g. Chunky, short-tailed tanager with relatively heavy bill. Plumage is almost entirely dark navy-blue; rump and uppertail-coverts slightly bluer, tail... read more
Song, infrequently heard, a high, buzzy, insect-like “tiz-ez-ez-ez-ez-ez”, given up to ten times... read more
Wet and pluvial foothill forest and pre-montane forest and forest borders. Mostly 250–1100 m;... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit, some nectar; also arthropods. Recorded as eating more than ten species of fruit, including those from melastomes, Cecropia... read more
Mossy nest with side entrance reported to be very similar to that of B. arcaei. Only data concerning seasonality is from Colombia... read more
Occasional local or seasonal upslope movements on Pacific slope in Colombia, with birds present as... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Chocó EBA. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Regarded as “Near-threatened” in Ecuador because of its limited... read more
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