French: Mitrospin à dos olive German: Olivmantel-Stärlingstangare Spanish: Tangara dorsioliva
Mount Twek-quay, Guyana
Subspecies and Distribution
M. o. obscuripectus
J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr, 1945 – Sierra de Lema and cerros of the Gran Sabana (except Roraima area), in SE Bolívar region of SE Venezuela, S to N Brazil (on Uei-tepui).
M. o. oleagineus
(Salvin, 1886) – extreme SE Venezuela (vicinity of Mt Roraima) and adjacent Guyana (on Mt Twek-quay); probably also tepui slopes in adjacent Brazil.
19 cm; 35·5–46 g. Rather large, drab and undistinguished in appearance; wings fairly short and rounded, tail longish and rounded, and bill relatively slender. Nominate race... read more
Easily overlooked song a short “zweee-eet?” or “zwee-er-eet?”, often repeated over and over at... read more
Humid and wet forest and forest borders on slopes of tepuis. On Sierra de Lema found in mature... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly insects; also some fruit, especially melastome berries. Moves about in single-species groups of 5–20 individuals, occasionally more... read more
Resident. Possibly some altitudinal movement to lower elevations during rainiest months;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tepuis EBA. Fairly common to locally common. Canaima National Park, in Venezuela, protects a large proportion of... read more
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