Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Pardusco (Nephelornis oneilli)


Taxonomy

French: Pardusco d’O’Neill German: Brauntangare Spanish: Tangara pardusca
Taxonomy:

Nephelornis oneilli

Lowery and Tallman

, 1976,

Bosque Unchog, on pass between Churubamba and Hacienda Paty above Acomayo, c. 3592 m, Huánuco, Peru

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

E slope of Andes of Peru in San Martín, La Libertad, Amazonas (Kuelap), Huánuco and adjacent Pasco; recently recorded in Junín#R.

Descriptive notes

12·5 cm; male 16–19 g, female 13·5–15·5 g. Small, plain tanager with short, pointed and fairly thin bill, reminiscent of a New World warbler... read more

Voice

Group-members constantly utter thin “seep” contact calls while foraging. Also gives... read more

Habitat

Isolated and semi-isolated patches of wet elfin woodland (c. 4–10 m in height), low trees and... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods make up all or most of diet. Contents of four stomachs were remains of a spider (Araneae) and parts of Lepidoptera, beetles (... read more

Breeding

No information. Female reportedly had an old brood patch, but specimen showed no postnuptial moult.

Movements

Apparently resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in North-east Peruvian Cordilleras EBA. Locally fairly common. Despite small, patchy distribution and restricted... read more

Recommended citation

Hilty, S. (2019). Pardusco (Nephelornis oneilli). 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/61609 on 19 May 2019).