French: Tangara du Huallaga German: Schwarzbauchtangare Spanish: Tangara del Huallaga
Other common names:
Moyobamba, San Martín, Peru
Subspecies and Distribution
R. m. melanogaster
(Swainson, 1838) – N Peru in San Martín and Huánuco (to confluence of R Huayabamba and R Huallaga) S to NW Ucayali (R Ucayali).
R. m. transitus
J. T. Zimmer, 1929 – EC Peru (E slope drainage) in upper Huallaga and Chinchao Valleys.
17 cm; one male 25 g. Male nominate race has lustrous dark crimson head, becoming deep black on mantle and back, bright red lower back to uppertail-coverts; upperwing and... read more
Day song a short, fairly musical series of repeated phrases, similar to that of R. carbo.... read more
Forest edge, shrubby clearings, second growth, river borders, cultivated areas and gardens, often... read more
Food and feeding
Few data. Diet and foraging behaviour apparently much as for R. carbo. Occurs in small flocks of 6–8 individuals.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Huallaga Valley Secondary Area. Locally common. Found in a few protected areas, including Río Abiseo (in San... read more
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