Family Cardinals (Cardinalidae)

Least Concern

Ochre-breasted Tanager (Habia stolzmanni)


French: Habia de Stolzmann German: Ockerbrustkardinal Spanish: Tangara pechiocre

Phœnicothraupis stolzmanni

Berlepsch and Taczanowski

, 1884,

Chimbo, Ecuador


Races weakly differentiated. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • H. s. dugandi (Meyer de Schauensee, 1948) – Pacific slope of Andes in Colombia (C Chocó and Risaralda S to Nariño); extreme NW Ecuador (El Placer, in Esmeraldas).
  • H. s. stolzmanni (Berlepsch & Taczanowski, 1884) – W slope of Andes in Ecuador from Pichincha S to El Oro.
  • Descriptive notes

    17 cm; 36·6–43 g. Large and robust, with stout bill and few obvious field marks. Nominate race has head and upperparts, including upperwing and tail, dull dark olive-green... read more


    Rather vocal, like many congeners. Dawn song, given all year, from high exposed canopy perch, a... read more


    Mostly in lower storey of wet foothill and pre-montane forest and along adjacent borders; recorded... read more

    Food and feeding

    Fruits and insects, also flowers. Of 232 feeding records in study in upper R Anchicayá watershed (W Valle del Cauca), in Colombia, fruit-... read more


    In Colombia (R Anchicayá), four nests found mid-Jan to mid-Feb, stub-tailed fledgling early Apr, and one female with brood patch in mid-Jun... read more



    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common locally in Colombia and extreme NW Ecuador (El Placer); decidedly less numerous and more local S in W Ecuador. Occurs in only... read more

    Recommended citation

    Hilty, S. (2019). Ochre-breasted Tanager (Habia stolzmanni). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 21 August 2019).