French: Calliste à ailes rousses German: Kastanienflügeltangare Spanish: Tangara alirrufa
Isthmus of Darién, Panama
Subspecies and Distribution
T. l. cara
(Bangs, 1905) – extreme E Guatemala (Puerto Barrios), Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
T. l. dalmasi
(Hellmayr, 1910) – Panama, on Caribbean slope E to W San Blas and locally on Pacific slope in E Panamá Province.
T. l. lavinia
(Cassin, 1858) – extreme E Panama (E Darién) and S along Pacific slope of Colombia (from N Chocó), including Gorgona I, to W Ecuador (Pichincha).
12 cm; mean 24 g. Male nominate race has head to well below eye rich glossy chestnut, nape and upper back bright shining golden-yellow, becoming bright glossy green on lower... read more
Not especially vocal. Calls mostly weak, “tseeup” or “tseep”, and sharp piercing “zeek”; a thin... read more
Inhabits humid forest and wet forest, and tall second-growth woodland and borders. Lowlands to 750... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits and arthropods. Recorded as eating fruits of figs (Ficus), Cecropia and melastomes in W Colombia. Behaviour not so... read more
Few records. Nesting in May in Costa Rica; individual building nest in Jul in Colombia (W Valle). A cup-nest in Costa Rica was composed of... read more
Largely resident. Some seasonal elevational movements reported on Caribbean slope in Costa Rica,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon over most of range; absent or quite local in most of E Panama. Generally scarce and local in Central American portion of range; more... read more
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