French: Tangara coiffe-noire German: Schwarzkappentangare Spanish: Tangara encapuchada
Cayenne, French Guiana.
Six subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
N. p. hypoleuca
Todd, 1916 – NW Colombia (Córdoba E in coastal region to Magdalena and S in Magdalena Valley to S Cesar) and N Venezuela (Zulia and Lara E to Distrito Federal, Delta Amacuro and N Bolívar).
N. p. surinamensis
J. T. Zimmer, 1947 – Guyana and Suriname.
N. p. pileata
(Boddaert, 1783) – French Guiana and WC Brazil (S of R Amazon between R Madeira and R Tapajós) S to extreme N Bolivia.
N. p. interna
J. T. Zimmer, 1947 – CN Brazil in lower R Negro and upper R Branco regions.
N. p. nana
Berlepsch, 1912 – NE Peru and W Brazil (E to lower R Madeira).
N. p. caerulea
(Wied, 1831) – E & S Brazil (S of R Amazon and E of R Tapajós), and extreme SE Peru E to E Bolivia, Paraguay and NW & NE Argentina.
12 cm; 12–22 g. Male nominate race has crown and side of head black, this extending down onto side of neck and narrowly to side of chest; upper lores (from top of bill to top... read more
Dawn song a high, insistent “tsip-tsip ti-chéw ti-chéw” or variant. Calls high-pitched, lisping “... read more
Moist deciduous and humid evergreen woodland, mostly in semi-open situations, pastures with... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, infrequently fruit; reported to eat Miconia berries. Four stomachs contained only animal matter, including beetles (... read more
In the Guianan region breeding may occur during short dry season (Feb/Mar–Apr) and again during longer Aug–Dec dry season, indicating... read more
Resident over most of range. Some seasonal movements may occur in llanos region of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common throughout its large range; often locally distributed and seldom numerous. Found in a few protected areas, but much more widely in... read more
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