French: Lamprospize noir et blanc German: Rotschnabel-Stärlingstangare Spanish: Tangara piquirroja
Lowlands of E & SE Peru (S Loreto S to Madre de Dios and N Puno) and N Bolivia (Beni) E across C & E Brazil (NW Mato Grosso, E Amazonas and Pará) to Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.
17–18 cm; 24–42 g, mean 31–32 g. Male has head and entire upperparts including upperwing-coverts, flight-feathers and fairly long tail, glossy blue-black;... read more
Flocks sometimes quite vocal, giving fairly high-pitched, hard piercing calls, in fairly rapid... read more
Mainly high canopy and emergent trees of tall to very tall, humid terra firme forest, less... read more
Food and feeding
Observed to feed on Cecropia catkins. Stomach contents included berries and seeds, also beetles (Coleoptera). Wide-ranging, and... read more
Female sitting at nest recorded in Amazonas State in Feb. There are also records of a flock with two fledged young in Mato Grosso in Aug... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon. Occurs at low density, in part because of large foraging territories. Requires mature terra firme forest. Has... read more
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