French: Tangara à tête rousse German: Rostkappentangare Spanish: Tangara cabecirrufa
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
H. r. bahiae
J. T. Zimmer, 1947 – SE Bahia, in E Brazil.
H. r. ruficapilla
(Vieillot, 1818) – SE Brazil from S Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo S to NE Rio Grande do Sul#R.
13 cm; 11–13 g. Male nominate race has entire crown, side of head and throat rich deep reddish-chestnut, large patch behind ear-coverts and on side of neck bright... read more
Song a rhythmic series of rapid, rattling “chit” notes slowing at end, “chit-t-t-... read more
Forest borders, light woodland, second growth, plantations and shady parks; survives in remnant... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly small arthropods, also small quantities of fruit. Stomachs contained insects. Occurs in pairs, families and small groups, often with... read more
Female carrying nest material into small hole (5 × 8 cm) in hanging clump of Tillandsia in Oct. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common. Poorly known race bahiae known mostly from Bahia trade skins (provenance of which uncertain). Occurs in many national... read more
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