French: Tangara à flancs roux German: Zimtbrusttangare Spanish: Tangara pechicanela
P. L. Sclater
Subspecies and Distribution
T. o. ornata
(P. L. Sclater, 1859) – W slope of C Andes in Colombia (from Puracé, in Cauca) S locally in Ecuador (both slopes, and locally on slopes above C valley).
T. o. media
J. T. Zimmer, 1930 – E slope of Andes in extreme S Ecuador (Taraguacocha in El Oro, Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe) and Peru (S on W slope to Lima; locally E slope from Cajamarca S to Marañón Valley).
T. o. macropteryx
Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1896 – E slope of Andes in Peru (Junín; isolated records S to Cuzco).
12–13 cm; 10–15 g. Small, thin-billed greyish tanager with rich rufous head and underparts. Male nominate race has entire head and throat to mid-breast, sides, flanks and... read more
Song, infrequently heard (or not often recognized), is thin, high-pitched and apparently somewhat... read more
Shrubby montane-forest borders, especially scrubby or drier secondary montane woodland, patches of... read more
Food and feeding
Insects; six stomachs contained animal matter, including beetles (Coleoptera), spiders (Araneae) and a caterpillar. Single birds, pairs,... read more
In Ecuador, egg-laying noted on 1st Mar, fledglings mid-Mar, and nest-building at end Apr, suggesting breeding season from at least end Feb... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon and rather local. Local in Colombia, and in Ecuador apparently more numerous in S. Tolerates highly degraded second growth and scrub, even... read more
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