French: Tangara à col d’or German: Kastanienbauch-Bergtangare Spanish: Tangara de Jelski
Maraynioc, Junín, Peru.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
I. j. jelskii
Cabanis, 1873 – E slope of Peruvian Andes from E La Libertad and San Martín S to Junín.
I. j. bolivianus
Berlepsch, 1912 – E slope of Andes from S Peru (Cuzco) S to Bolivia (La Paz).
14 cm; 16–26 g. Distinctive colourful tanager with thick and stubby bill. Nominate race has black face and throat surrounded by broad golden-yellow area that circles... read more
Soft high “seep” and “cheep” calls, sometimes two or more in a series, and... read more
Humid-forest borders, elfin woodland and dry scrubby hillside vegetation up to tree-line, also... read more
Food and feeding
Of 33 stomachs examined, 24 contained only vegetable matter and four only animal matter and five contained both; contents included berries... read more
Juveniles with adult in Jun and Jul and breeding-condition birds in Nov in Huánuco (Peru). No other information.
Resident; minor elevational movements may occur in response to changing food resources.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in North-east Peruvian Cordilleras EBA and Bolivian and Peruvian Upper Yungas EBA. Uncommon to fairly common.... read more
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