French: Calliste gris German: Schlichttangare Spanish: Tangara cenicienta
Other common names:
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
T. i. rava
Wetmore, 1963 – Caribbean slope in Costa Rica (S from Heredia) and Panama (S to Colón and Coclé).
T. i. languens
Bangs & Barbour, 1922 – Panama (Caribbean side E from Colón and Coclé, and Pacific slope E from W Panamá Province) E to Colombia (Chocó, and S in Pacific lowlands to N Valle del Cauca).
T. i. inornata
(Gould, 1855) – N Colombia at N base of W Andes (Sinú Valley in Antioquia), lower Cauca Valley (in Antioquia), and middle Magdalena Valley (from Antioquia S to Caldas, Santander, W Boyacá and W Cundinamarca).
12 cm; 16·4–19·1 g. One of the few members of genus that lacks colourful plumage. Nominate race is mainly dark lead-grey on head and back, slightly paler... read more
Song of c. 15 notes, a short fast series of “tsst” that gradually slows; also described... read more
Humid forest borders, second growth and disturbed or semi-open areas, gardens, parks, plantations... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods and fruit. In Panama recorded as eating wide variety of small (3–5 mm) fruits, including those of Tetracera (... read more
All information from Panama. Season Mar–Aug. At one nest two nestlings fed by four adults, which visited together. Nest a tidy cup of light... read more
Resident. Reported seasonal variation in numbers in C Panama, suggesting some regional movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common in much of range. Found in several protected areas, including Metropolitan, Soberanía, Chagres and Darién National Parks (... read more
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