French: Calliste à tête dorée German: Gelbkopftangare Spanish: Tangara coronigualda
Vítoc [Valley], Junín, Peru
Subspecies and Distribution
T. x. venusta
(P. L. Sclater, 1855) – W Venezuela (both slopes of Sierra de Perijá; Andes from S Lara S to S Táchira), Colombia (both slopes of W & C Andes, locally both slopes of E Andes, and Macarena Mts) and Ecuador (both slopes) S to N & C Peru (E slope of E Andes from Cajamarca S to N Pasco).
T. x. xanthocephala
(Tschudi, 1844) – E slope of Andes in C Peru (S Pasco and Junín).
T. x. lamprotis
(P. L. Sclater, 1851) – E slope in SE Peru (Ayacucho and Cuzco) S to Bolivia (to W Santa Cruz).
13 cm; 15–23·6 g. Colourful Andean tanager with blue-green body and yellow to orange on head. Male nominate race has small black mask consisting of narrow black line over... read more
Contact note during foraging a high “tsit”, when excited a rapid stream of “tsit” notes. Possible... read more
Humid and wet mossy forest, along forest borders and in middle-aged and older second growth;... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly small fruits, including Miconia species, Cecropia and Morus, also some arthropods; regularly seen to take... read more
Nest in Nov in Peru; birds in breeding condition in Mar–Jul in Colombia. Peru nest was 12 m up in clump of moss hanging from beneath branch... read more
Resident. Some minor seasonal elevational movements possible.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common on E slope of Andes; rare to uncommon on W slope in Ecuador. Occurs in numerous protected areas, including Guaramacal and... read more
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