Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Green-mantled Tanager (Pipraeidea darwinii)


French: Tangara de Darwin German: Darwintangare Spanish: Tangara de Darwin

Tanagra Darwinii


, 1838,



Usually considered conspecific with P. bonariensis, but differs in its (in male) olive-green vs black mantle, back, scapulars and chest side (3); yellow vs flame-orange breast and rump (3); (in female) bluer crown, wings and tail (2); more olive-yellow underparts and rump (ns[2]); and song with lower-pitched notes in narrow frequency range (2)#R. Monotypic.


Andes of Ecuador (from S Carchi, Imbabura and extreme W Napo S, mainly in C highlands, to Loja), and in Peru S on W slope to N Chile (Tarapacá) and on E slope to extreme W Bolivia (La Paz).

Descriptive notes

16–18 cm; 28–42·7 g. Adult male has head and throat dull blue, lores and ocular area black, back and sides of chest olive, rump golden-yellow, longest uppertail-coverts dull... read more


Song described as rather musical and not squeaky, a repetitive two- or three-syllable series, which... read more


Wide range of habitats, from humid and wet cloudforest borders and humid second-growth woodland to... read more

Food and feeding

Takes both fruit and insects; most often seen in fruiting trees or shrubs, and in settled areas probably consumes eats a variety of... read more


Breeding reported in Apr in Peru, where fledglings observed in Jun, but virtually nothing else seems to be known, although many aspects of... read more


Probably largely resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common and widespread over almost all of its extensive range. Has almost certainly profited from deforestation, settlement and... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2019). Green-mantled Tanager (Pipraeidea darwinii). 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 13 December 2019).