French: Tangara capucin German: Rosaschnabeltangare Spanish: Tangara piquirrubio
Other common names:
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia
S end of Andes in W Venezuela (S Táchira) and generally in Andes of Colombia, NW & E Ecuador and N Peru (N and W of Marañón Valley).
17 cm, 18·5–23 g (rubrirostris); 15 cm, 13–22·5 g (chrysogaster). Nominate race has entire head, throat and chest medium grey (“hood”), throat and chest... read more
Song of nominate race a 2-second jumble of high, squeaky, sputtering notes that end in downward-... read more
Humid and wet montane forest and forest borders; in some areas shows affinity for disturbed areas... read more
Food and feeding
Four stomachs of race chrysogaster contained animal matter, and one held vegetable matter; contents included caterpillars 2–4 cm... read more
Three breeding-condition birds in Jul–Aug in Colombia (at N end of W & C Andes). Egg descriptions differ: one set reportedly pale... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common along most of E slope of Andes; elsewhere, records somewhat sparse. In NW Ecuador, known only from two sites in Pichincha;... read more
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