French: Tangara auréolé German: Goldscheitel-Bergtangare Spanish: Tangara coronidorada
Bolivia; error = Bogotá region of east Andes, Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
I. r. rufivertex
(Lafresnaye, 1842) – Andes of SW Venezuela (S Táchira), both slopes of adjacent E Andes of Colombia (S to Cundinamarca and on E slope in Nariño), and entire E slope of Andes in Ecuador S to N Peru (near Piura–Cajamarca border and N of Marañón Valley).
I. r. caeruleoventris
Chapman, 1915 – N end of W Andes (Paramillo) and N part of C Andes (Antioquia S to Tolima), in NW Colombia.
I. r. ignicapillus
Chapman, 1915 – SW Colombia (spottily at S end of W & C Andes).
I. r. subsimilis
J. T. Zimmer, 1944 – W slope of Andes in Ecuador (S to upper Chiriboga road, in Pichincha).
15 cm; 18–28 g. Dark but richly coloured tanager with short and thick bill. Nominate race has large circular crown patch of rich golden-orange surrounded by deep velvety... read more
A notably quiet species. Calls include high, thin “seeep”, also short “tsit” notes.
Dense montane forest, mossy elfin woodland and patches of stunted mossy shrubbery at or slightly... read more
Food and feeding
Of three stomachs examined, one contained only vegetable matter and one only animal matter, and one contained both; contents included seeds... read more
In Colombia, juveniles in May in Cundinamarca and Cauca, begging juvenile in Jul in Puracé National Park, and juvenile with adult in May in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common throughout range. As with most upper-montane and tree-line species, firewood-cutting, land clearance and human settlement... read more
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