French: Calliste à tête bleue German: Blaukappentangare Spanish: Tangara militar
Statius Müller, 1776,
Cayenne; error = Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
See T. fastuosa. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
T. c. cearensis
Cory, 1916 – Ceará, in NE Brazil.
T. c. corallina
(Berlepsch, 1903) – Pernambuco and Alagoas, in E Brazil.
T. c. cyanocephala
(Statius Müller, 1776) – SE Brazil (from S Bahia and Espírito Santo S to Rio Grande do Sul), SE Paraguay (Canindeyú) and adjacent NE Argentina (Misiones).
13 cm; 16–21·6 g. Unmistakable, brilliantly patterned tanager with green underparts and red nuchal area. Male nominate race has forehead and lores down to chin... read more
Call a high, sharp “seet!” and softer “sip”, either note sometimes in a series accelerating into a... read more
Forest-based species found in canopy, forest borders, light woodland and second growth, and... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit supplemented by some insects; reported food items include Phytolacca, melastome berries, Urtica, and myrtle. Occurs... read more
All information from observations of captives. Deep, grassy cup-nest; clutch 3 eggs, whitish with brownish spots, mostly at larger end;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Status not well known; common in some places. Range highly fragmented, with four isolated populations, and total numbers now substantially reduced... read more
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