French: Piranga orangé German: Tieflandkardinal Spanish: Piranga bermeja
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Subspecies and Distribution
P. f. macconnelli
C. Chubb, 1921 – S Guyana and N Brazil (E Roraima) E to S Suriname (Sipaliwini); possibly also French Guiana.
P. f. saira
(Spix, 1825) – E & S Brazil (both banks of R Amazon in Amapá and C Pará; and from C Maranhão and C Piauí S to E & S Mato Grosso and Rio Grande do Sul).
P. f. rosacea
Todd, 1922 – E Bolivia (E Santa Cruz).
P. f. flava
(Vieillot, 1822) – SE Bolivia (from Cochabamba and S Santa Cruz), Paraguay to N & C Argentina (S to Mendoza, Córdoba, N Buenos Aires) and Uruguay.
18 cm; 30–40 g. Strong-billed tanager, overall lighter in colour than P. lutea. Male nominate race is mostly red to orange-red, somewhat tinged brownish above,... read more
Song, in Argentina, described as a repeated “tschip-tschurr”, melodious but with little variation;... read more
Deciduous and gallery forest, borders of Araucaria forest, eucalypt (Eucalyptus)... read more
Food and feeding
Variety of arthropod prey, including caterpillars and spiders (Araneae); also variety of berries and fruit, especially figs (Ficus... read more
Breeding reported in Nov SE Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul) and Oct in Paraguay; two males in breeding condition in Aug and Oct in mountains of... read more
Resident in most of range. S populations (SE Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina) migratory; in Córdoba (... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Probably not globally threatened. Common to locally common, and widespread. Found in numerous parks and reserves, especially in Brazil. Occurs also in areas... read more
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