French: Tangara masqué German: Maskentangare Spanish: Tangara enmascarada
“ad flumen Solimoëns in sylvis pagi St. Pauli” = São Paulo de Olivença, River Solimões, Brazil
C, E & S Colombia (San José del Guaviare; Inírida region of Guainía#R; E of Andes S from Meta and Amazonas) S to E Ecuador and E Peru (S to Madre de Dios), and E, mostly S of R Amazon, to NC Brazil (to lower R Xingu, in E Pará).
17 cm; 27–36 g. Distinctive red-and-black tanager with stout bill, lower mandible somewhat expanded at base. Has base of forehead, area around eye and upper throat black (... read more
Dawn song a cheerful, semi-musical “wheet chu, wheet, chu...” or “chuck wheet? chuck wheet?...”... read more
Shrubby várzea forest borders, second growth and vegetation along margins of oxbow lakes... read more
Food and feeding
Prey items in SE Peru included spiders (Araneae), caterpillars, katydids (Tettigoniidae), and various unidentified items; in Brazil,... read more
Two nests found, in Jul in E Ecuador and Aug in SE Peru. Nest a bulky cup of dead dicot leaves wrapped around adjacent stems, sparsely... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common, and widespread across W & C Amazonia. Occurs in numerous lowland national parks and eco-lodge reserves, including Yasuní National... read more
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