French: Tangara de Rieffer German: Papageitangare Spanish: Tangara lorito
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia.
Five subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. r. riefferii
(Boissonneau, 1840) – Andes of Colombia and Ecuador.
C. r. dilutus
J. T. Zimmer, 1947 – Andes of N Peru S of Chachapoyas.
C. r. elegans
(Tschudi, 1844) – Andes of C Peru (Junín).
C. r. celatus
J. T. Zimmer, 1947 – Andes of S Peru below Limbani.
C. r. bolivianus
(Berlepsch, 1912) – Andes of Bolivia (La Paz).
20 cm; 42–59 g. Large, unmistakable tanager with grass-green plumage, robust proportions and orange bare parts; bill thick and somewhat conical. Nominate race is bright... read more
Dawn song 1–2 “enk” notes followed by bursts of 1–5 harsh, squeaky, doubled... read more
Wet, mossy and often rather low-stature or stunted upper montane forest and forest borders almost... read more
Food and feeding
Of seven stomachs examined, three contained only vegetable matter and two only animal matter, and two held both; contents included fruit... read more
Nests found in Jul and Sept in Ecuador. One nest in Colombia was relatively large, constructed from green moss and decorated with ferns;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common throughout most of range; rather uncommon in Bolivia. Present in a number of protected areas, including Las Orquídeas, Farallones de... read more
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