Family Mitrospingid Tanagers (Mitrospingidae)

Least Concern

Olive-green Tanager (Orthogonys chloricterus)


Taxonomy

French: Mitrospin viréon German: Olivnacken-Stärlingstangare Spanish: Tangara verdioliva
Taxonomy:

Tachyphonus chloricterus

Vieillot

, 1819,

near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

Espírito Santo S to E Santa Catarina and NE Rio Grande do Sul#R, in SE Brazil.

Descriptive notes

18–19 cm. Olive and yellow tanager lacking distinctive markings, with bill relatively slender. Plumage is uniformly olive above, including wing and tail, slightly darker on... read more

Voice

Loud “wheek!” and other notes during foraging, often heard well before groups appear in view; call... read more

Habitat

Tall humid montane forest and forest borders in coastal mountains, at 900–1800 m.

Food and feeding

Insects; some fruit, including Cecropia catkins. Occurs in flocks of about eight individuals, occasionally up to 20, most often in... read more

Breeding

Bird carrying nest material to bromeliad on large tree in Nov. No other information.

Movements

None reported.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Mountains EBA. Locally common to uncommon. Despite some published statements, no definite... read more

Recommended citation

Hilty, S. & de Juana, E. (2019). Olive-green Tanager (Orthogonys chloricterus). 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/61584 on 22 February 2019).