Family Cardinals (Cardinalidae)

Least Concern

Ochre-breasted Tanager (Habia stolzmanni)


Taxonomy

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

Phœnicothraupis stolzmanni

Berlepsch and Taczanowski

, 1884,

Chimbo, Ecuador

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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

    Voice

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

    Habitat

    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

    Breeding

    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

    Movements

    Resident.

    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. (2018). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/61844 on 22 October 2018).