French: Tangara à front roux German: Rostbrauen-Finkentangare Spanish: Monterita cejirrufa
P. L. Sclater, 1881,
Sierra de Totoral, Catamarca, Argentina.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
M. e. cochabambae
(Gyldenstolpe, 1941) – C & S Bolivia (Cochabamba and W Santa Cruz S to Chuquisaca).
M. e. erythrophrys
(P. L. Sclater, 1881) – extreme S Bolivia (Tarija) and NW Argentina (Jujuy and Salta S to Tucumán and Catamarca).
13·5–14 cm; 13·2–15 g. A slim warbling-finch with small and thin bill. Male nominate race has crown and face blue-grey, long deep rufous supercilium... read more
Song a melodious set of three or four elements given in a sequence and then repeated in same order... read more
Edge of montane (Yungas) forest, often at edge of alder (Alnus) groves, also second growth... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates and fruits recorded in diet. Analyses of faecal samples gave a mixture of invertebrates, including spiders (Araneae), beetles... read more
Season Nov–Jan in S of range (Tucumán). Nest a half-sphere made from lichens and fibres of ferns. Clutch 3 eggs, blue-white... read more
Largely sedentary. One mist-netting study noted presence in both dry and wet seasons in the... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. Has reasonably extensive range, within which not known to be at any risk.
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