French: Tangara saltator German: Rotbauchsaltator Spanish: Pepitero colorado
Other common names:
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
C Andes from C Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba and Chuquisaca) S, probably discontinuously, to NW Argentina (Jujuy and Salta).
22 cm; male 68–80·5 g, female 67·8–79·8 g. Male has top of head and upperparts, including upperwing-coverts, uniformly blue-grey, rectrices greyish-black with bluish tinge on... read more
Song a short, fast subdued “cheree-cheree-cheree-chew” on even pitch; calls a soft “phueet-phueet... read more
Usually associated with Polylepis woodland; also occurs in shrubby thickets and... read more
Food and feeding
Few published data. Seen to eat fruits of Berberis and Heteromelas and berries of mistletoe (of genus Tristerix... read more
Birds in juvenile plumage in Aug and Sept, pair in Apr and female on 9th May in intermediate breeding condition, and others in May and Aug... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in High Andes of Bolivia and Argentina EBA. Locally common to uncommon in... read more
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