French: Piranga à capuchon German: Scharlachkopfkardinal Spanish: Piranga capuchirroja
G. R. Gray
Locally in all three ranges of Andes in Colombia, and on E slope (from Nariño and Putumayo) S through Ecuador (locally also on W slope S to Pichincha) to N Peru (S to Huánuco).
17 cm; 28–42 g. Colourful stout-billed tanager with red head and yellow underparts. Male has entire head down to upper mantle and to central breast deep red, back and... read more
Song a combination of thin trills, e.g., “tititititi”, interspersed with sweeter, more musical... read more
Found in humid and wet montane forest, especially mossy epiphyte-laden forests, and forest edges.... read more
Food and feeding
Forages in pairs and in small groups of 3–6 individuals; with mixed-species flocks or away from them about equally. Hops and peers... read more
Female in breeding condition in Sept at N end of W Andes. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare to uncommon and local; almost everywhere throughout limited Andean range occurs at low density. Can be found in a number of protected areas,... read more
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