Family Puerto Rican Tanager (Nesospingidae)

Least Concern

Puerto Rican Tanager (Nesospingus speculiferus)


Taxonomy

French: Pleureur de Porto Rico German: Brustflecken-Inseltangare Spanish: Tangara puertorriqueña
Taxonomy:

Chlorospingus (?) speculiferus

Lawrence

, 1875,

Puerto Rico

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Mountains of Puerto Rico.

Descriptive notes

18–20 cm; 28·7–40 g. Large size, rather drab plumage, with contrasting white throat, and fairly stout bill. Has head to below eye, including ear-coverts, dusky brown (hooded... read more

Voice

Noisy. Often gives loud, sharp “chewp” or “chuck”, sometimes extended into a chatter of varying... read more

Habitat

Undisturbed humid pre-montane and montane forest, also second growth, palm forests, thickets and... read more

Food and feeding

Wide range of food items, including arthropods and fruits; noted as eating Cecropia and palm fruits. Stomach contents have... read more

Breeding

Season Jan–Aug. Few nests reported. Open, cup-shaped nest, loosely woven from feathers and grass, placed at low to moderate height in small... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands EBA. Locally common. Common in many (but not all) of Puerto... read more

Recommended citation

Hilty, S. (2018). Puerto Rican Tanager (Nesospingus speculiferus). 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/61811 on 18 October 2018).