French: Calliste masqué German: Schwarzbrusttangare Spanish: Tangara pechinegra
locality uncertain, north-eastern Peru
SE Colombia (from Meta and E Vichada) S to E Peru and N & E Bolivia (to NW Santa Cruz) and E to S Venezuela (S of R Orinoco), Guyana and N Brazil (N Roraima) and, S of R Amazon, to SC Pará and W Mato Grosso.
12 cm; 15–17·8 g. Small, mostly bluish and black tanager with plumage that looks somewhat faded. Male has head, neck and throat mostly pale lavender-blue, black lores and... read more
Calls include bursts of high, staccato ticking notes, also “tsit” or “chit”, with hard, gravelly... read more
Humid-forest borders, patches of forest, overgrown clearings with scattered trees and shrubs, and... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mostly fruit (especially small berries) from wide variety of melastomes and other forest-edge species; also arthropods. Five stomachs... read more
Two birds in breeding condition in Jan in NW Brazil. In captivity: built cup-nest; eggs white, heavily spotted brown; incubation by female... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon, generally found in small numbers; widespread across W Amazonia. Occurs in Canaima, Duida-Marahuaca, Jaua-Sarisariñama and Yapacana National... read more
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