French: Tangara de Tschudi German: Schwarzkehl-Bunttangare Spanish: Tangara orejinaranja
“Chinchon forests”, Junín, Peru
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. bourcieri
(Bonaparte, 1851) – S Colombia (W slope of E Andes in Cundinamarca S to head of Magdalena Valley, in Huila; E slope of E Andes S from Caquetá) S to E Ecuador and E slope in N Peru (Huánuco S to Huallaga Valley).
C. c. calliparaea
(Tschudi, 1844) – E slope of Andes of Peru (Pasco S to N Ayacucho).
12 cm; 14·9–21·5 g. Small, strong-legged green tanager with dark throat and narrow orange rump; bill longer and thinner than that of Tangara. Male nominate race has... read more
Dawn song a slow series of 4–8 or so notes, “pseet pseet pseet pseet pseet”, rather high-pitched,... read more
Favours humid and wet middle-elevation mossy forest (cloudforest), forest borders, and taller... read more
Food and feeding
Small arthropods; also fruit, especially small berries, such as those of Miconia and other melastomes. Of nine stomachs examined,... read more
Little information. Five active nests found in Oct–Nov in E Peru (buffer zone of Manu National Park); nests cup-shaped, built within... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon in N of range, locally more numerous towards S. Inhabits narrow band of wet E slope pre-montane and montane forest that is under pressure in... read more
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