French: Tangara des palmiers German: Palmentangare Spanish: Tangara palmera
Canavieiras, Bahia, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
T. p. atripennis
(Todd, 1922) – E Nicaragua S to Colombia W of Andes (including Santa Marta region) and NW Venezuela (Maracaibo region).
T. p. melanoptera
(P. L. Sclater, 1857) – E Colombia, Venezuela (except Maracaibo region), including Margarita I and Patos I, Trinidad, Tobago, the Guianas, and N & C Brazil (N of R Amazon and, S of it, from R Tocantins, in E Pará) S to E Ecuador, E Peru, N Bolivia and C Mato Grosso.
T. p. palmarum
(Wied, 1821) – Olive Palm Tanager – E Brazil (E from R Tocantins, S to Mato Grosso, W Paraná, and NE Rio Grande do Sul), E Paraguay (Alto Paraná, Amambay, Canindeyú, also recorded in Asunción#R) and N Argentina (records in Misiones and E Formosa).
T. p. violilavata
(Berlepsch & Taczanowski, 1884) – Violaceus Palm Tanager – SW Colombia (from Cerro Munchique, in Cauca) S through W Ecuador almost to Peruvian border.
17 cm; 27–48 g. Generally drab-looking tanager with glossed plumage, in poor light sometimes appearing featureless. Male nominate race has head creamy olive, forecrown... read more
Song, often from top of palm spike, a rapid unmusical stream of high squeaky, twittering and clear... read more
Wide variety of habitats. Widespread in shrubby clearings, second growth, gallery forest, forest... read more
Food and feeding
About equal amounts of fruit and insect matter, also flower petals. In Trinidad ate 24 species of fruit, especially Didymopanax (... read more
Breeding reported in Jan–Jun in Panama, Jul–Sept and Dec in Colombia, Jan in Guyana, Dec–Sept in Suriname, Jul in French... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common and widespread over much of ample range. Utilizes variety of undisturbed humid forest habitats, as well as second growth and disturbed... read more
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