French: Tangara à tête orange German: Orangekopftangare Spanish: Tangara cabecinaranja
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
Subspecies and Distribution
T. s. orinocensis
Friedmann, 1942 – R Orinoco (from near Soledad, in Bolívar, S to S of Puerto Ayacucho, in Amazonas), in C Venezuela.
T. s. chrysopis
(P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1880) – Western Orange-headed Tanager – extreme S Colombia (E of Andes), E Ecuador, E Peru and W Brazil (E to R Madeira and R Jiparaná).
T. s. sordida
(d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) – Eastern Orange-headed Tanager – S & E Brazil S of R Amazon (E & S Pará E to Ceará and Paraíba, S to Mato Grosso do Sul, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro), E Bolivia, N Argentina (S to Tucumán, Corrientes and Misiones) and Paraguay.
13 cm; 14–19 g. Small, rather drab, thin-billed tanager with yellow-orange head, and proportions like those of a New World warbler (Parulidae). Male nominate race... read more
Song (solo) varies geographically: in N Peru and Ecuador a high-pitched, jerky, rising-and-falling... read more
In Venezuela and in W Amazonia found mainly in early successional vegetation on river islands and... read more
Food and feeding
Of eight stomachs examined, three contained only vegetable matter, four only animal matter, and one contained both; contents included... read more
One nest found, in Dec in Argentina: an open cup c. 2 m up; contained 2 eggs, bluish-white, marked with brown and cinnamon. Regularly... read more
Seasonal movements reported in Brazil (Mato Grosso) and in N Argentina, where moves from Andean... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common. Occurs in a wide variety of mostly edge and secondary habitats. In a few areas it is under pressure from human... read more
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