French: Calliste vert German: Schwarznackentangare Spanish: Tangara verdinegra
Tanagra (Aglaia) labradorides
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
T. l. labradorides
(Boissonneau, 1840) – Andes of Colombia (both slopes of W & C Andes S from Antioquia; W slope of E range S from Santander, also local on E slope at Cundinamarca; both slopes in Cauca and Nariño), Ecuador (W slope S to Pichincha, and very locally E slope S to Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe) and N Peru (Cajamarca).
T. l. chaupensis
Chapman, 1925 – N Peru (E slope of Andes in Amazonas and N San Martín).
12 cm; 13–16·4 g. Small tanager, plumage colour varying with angle of light; relatively long bill. Male nominate race is mostly shining opalescent bluish-green; forehead and... read more
Calls include coarse “jitt”, squeaky “eeek”, and lower-pitched “chup”, sometimes doubled or given... read more
Humid-forest edge, second growth and bushy overgrown pastures and clearings; less often in canopy... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits and arthropods. In study in Valle del Cauca, in Colombia, 68% of observed instances of foraging involved insect-seeking. Recorded... read more
All details from Colombia: one nest in Jul and stub-tailed juveniles seen in Jun, Aug and Nov in Valle; juveniles with adults in Jul in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare to locally fairly common. More numerous in Colombia than elsewhere. Occurs in a number of protected areas, including Farallones de Cali and... read more
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