Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Near Threatened

Green-capped Tanager (Tangara meyerdeschauenseei)


French: Calliste de Schauensee German: Grünkappentangare Spanish: Tangara coroniverde

Tangara meyerdeschauenseei

Schulenberg and Binford

, 1985,

2 km north-east of Sandia, c. 2175 m, Puno, Peru


See T. argentea. Monotypic.


SE Peru (mainly R Inambari headwaters, in E Puno) and W Bolivia (Madidi National Park and Apolo area, in La Paz)#R.

Descriptive notes

14 cm; one male 26·5 g, one female 25·4 g. Dull tanager with little plumage contrast, looking mainly opalescent buff with greenish wings and tail in field; colours vary with... read more


Call a rather dull, heavy “chup”. No song has been recorded.


Forest edges, gardens and partly cleared slopes that may formerly have been covered with scrub or... read more

Food and feeding

Reported as taking small fruits and arthropods. Usually seen in pairs or in groups of 3–4 individuals. Observed to forage in fruiting trees... read more


Two birds with enlarged gonads in Nov. No other information.


No information; possibility of some seasonal movement between arid scrub and more humid sites has... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened, having been downlisted from Vulnerable. Restricted-range species: present in Upper Inambari Valley Secondary... read more

Recommended citation

Hilty, S. & de Juana, E. (2019). Green-capped Tanager (Tangara meyerdeschauenseei). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 19 May 2019).