French: Tangara des Santa Marta German: Schwarzwangen-Bergtangare Spanish: Tangara de Santa Marta
Other common names:
Salvin and Godman
near San Sebastián, 8000 feet [c. 2440 m], Santa Marta Mountains, Colombia
Santa Marta Mts, in N Colombia.
18 cm; 41 g (1 male). Strong-billed tanager with mainly blue-and-yellow plumage. Has crown and nape shining blue, lores, side of head and neck black (not sharply set off from... read more
Calls very high-pitched, thin “tic” and “ti” and “ee” notes, sometimes accelerating into trills or... read more
Mossy wet-forest borders, second-growth woodland, and regenerating second growth in pastures; less... read more
Food and feeding
Known to take a variety of small fruits, and probably also some insects; no other details of diet available. Occurs in pairs and in... read more
Ten breeding-condition birds in Jan–Jun and Sept; one individual seen while building open cup-nest 14 m up in tree. No other information.
Part of population may shift to lower elevation during peak of rainy season, from Jun through Sept.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Santa Marta Mountains EBA. Common within its very small global range. Entire population of this species is... read more
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