French: Tangara d’Edwards German: Moosmantel-Bergtangare Spanish: Tangara de Edwards
W slope of W Andes in SW Colombia (from Dagua Valley, in Valle del Cauca) S to NW Ecuador (Esmeraldas and Pichincha).
15 cm; 33·5–39·4 g. Chunky tanager with blue face and thick stubby bill. Has entire crown, lores, ocular area and throat black, supercilium (from above eye) and side of head... read more
Dawn song, from prominent perch, a chippy, rattling trill, “tr’e’e’é’ é’e’e’r tr’e’e’é’é’e’e’r... read more
Wet and pluvial pre-montane and montane forest (cloudforest) and forest borders; infrequently... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit and arthropods. In W Colombia ate mostly fruit, including several species of melastome, epiphytes, and parasitic plants. Encountered... read more
Nest with eggs found at end Jul in Ecuador; stub-tailed young with adult in Jan in Colombia (upper Anchicayá Valley, in W Valle). Ecuador... read more
Possibly some local movement; wandering individuals reported in Mar and Nov at 1050 m elevation in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Chocó EBA. Locally fairly common in both Colombia and Ecuador. Although this species is generally found at... read more
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