French: Tête-de-peluche couronné German: Plüschkopftangare Spanish: Tangara peluda
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. d. diadema
Lafresnaye, 1842 – W Venezuela (Sierra de Perijá, and Andes S from Trujillo) and Colombia (Santa Marta Mts, and Andes generally) S to S Ecuador.
C. d. federalis
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1953 – coastal cordillera (Aragua, Vargas and Distrito Federal, probably also Miranda), in N Venezuela.
C. d. citrinifrons
Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1896 – Andes of Peru S on W slope to Lambayeque, and throughout E slope S to Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba and W Santa Cruz) and to NW Argentina (Jujuy).
14 cm; 16 g, male average 14·9 g and female average 13·4 g (Bolivia). Distinctive species, adult with yellow forehead and chestnut underparts, with stubby bill... read more
Not often heard. Gives soft, high “chip” notes when foraging. In Peru, song a jerky,... read more
Wet montane forest, dense forest borders, second growth, and elfin forest at or near tree-line; in... read more
Food and feeding
Food apparently mostly small insects and other arthropods, perhaps some plant material, taken around the leafy bamboo internodes. Rather... read more
Juvenile with adults in late Dec and immatures seen in early Feb in N Venezuela; fledglings reported in Oct in Colombia (Quindío), Jun in... read more
None reported. Apparently resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Home range or foraging range may be fairly large, corresponding to area used by mixed-species flock which it... read more
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