French: Tangara à cimier roux German: Ockerschopftangare Spanish: Tangara crestirrufa
P. L. Sclater
Río Napo, eastern Ecuador
W Venezuela (Táchira), and Andes from Colombia (patchily W & C Andes, including both slopes in Nariño, head of Magdalena Valley in Huila; spottily on entire E slope of E Andes) S on W slope to extreme NW Ecuador (Carchi), and throughout E slope of Ecuador S to C Peru (Junín and N Ayacucho).
15 cm; 21–27 g. Notably heavy bill has small “tooth” near tip of cutting edge of upper mandible, visible in the hand. Male has crown and side of head to below eye leaden grey... read more
Often rather quiet. Song (or possibly calls) a rather high series of short phrases, “pit-sa, pit-sa... read more
Humid and wet mossy montane forest, and occasionally along forest borders; primarily a cloudforest... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily an insectivorous species; eats some fruit. One stomach contained only animal matter, another both vegetable and animal matter,... read more
In Colombia, two males in breeding condition in Jun at N end of W Andes and, in C Andes, one in Jun in Antioquia and one in Mar in S Huila... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common. In Venezuela, known only from a few records near Colombian border. Deforestation within this species’ range is... read more
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