Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Rusty-naped Tanager (Tangara fulvicervix)


French: Calliste à nuque fauve German: Blauschultertangare Spanish: Tangara nuquirrufa

Calliste fulvicervix

P. L. Sclater and Salvin

, 1876,

Tilotilo, Yungas of La Paz, Bolivia


Could be placed in Chalcothraupis (see Genus text). Usually considered conspecific with T. ruficervix, but differs in its powder-blue vs pale turquoise-green lower throat, breast and flanks (3); broad powder-blue vs narrow pale violet or turquoise mid-crown, mantle and general shade of upperparts (2); hindcrown dull rusty-gold unbordered by black vs dull orange-yellow with black line above and below (3); no whitish flecks on ear-coverts (ns[2]); probably a smaller bill (not measured). Race amabilis may intergrade with inca in C Peru. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • T. f. amabilis J. T. Zimmer, 1943 – E slope of Andes in N Peru (S at least to Huánuco).
  • T. f. inca Parkes, 1969 – S Peru (Junín S to Puno).
  • T. f. fulvicervix (P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1876) – E slope of Andes in extreme SE Peru (near Bolivian border) and Bolivia (La Paz and Cochabamba).
  • Descriptive notes

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    Recommended citation

    del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2019). Rusty-naped Tanager (Tangara fulvicervix). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 19 May 2019).