French: Calliste à nuque d’or German: Rotnackentangare Spanish: Tangara nuquigualda
Prévost and Des Murs
no locality = Bogotá, Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
T. r. ruficervix
(Prévost & Des Murs, 1846) – Andes of Colombia on both slopes of W & C ranges (from Antioquia) and E range (W slope S from Santander, and E slope from Cundinamarca–Meta border S to Cauca and Nariño).
T. r. leucotis
(P. L. Sclater, 1851) – W Ecuador (S to El Oro).
T. r. taylori
(Taczanowski & Berlepsch, 1885) – E Ecuador (S to W Loja) and extreme N Peru (N of R Marañón, in Cajamarca).
13–14 cm; 18·5 g. Small, mostly blue tanager. Male nominate race is mainly turquoise-blue; lores, chin, forecrown and ocular area black, small reddish-golden band on rear... read more
During foraging gives weak, insect-like “chip” or “tic” notes, often in rapid, excited bursts. No... read more
Humid and wet forest borders, older second growth, adjacent clearings and sometimes shrubby... read more
Food and feeding
Takes variety of small fruits and berries, including those of melastomes, figs (Ficus), Morus, and Cecropia;... read more
In Colombia, nest found in Apr in W Valle, and dependent juvenile in Sept and seven birds in breeding condition in Feb–Jun in C Andes. Cup-... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon to fairly common, perhaps more numerous locally. Occurs in a number of protected areas, including Tatamá, Farallones... read more
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