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 cm; 16–22·2 g. Small, mostly blue tanager, two populations differing distinctly in plumage. Male nominate race is mainly turquoise-blue; lores, chin,... read more
During foraging gives weak “chip” or “tic” notes, often in rapid, excited... read more
Humid and wet forest borders, older second growth and sometimes shrubby pastures; less often inside... 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... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Perhaps more numerous locally in S portions of range. Occurs in a number of protected areas, including Tatamá,... read more
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