French: Tangara sayaca German: Sayacatangare Spanish: Tangara sayaca
possibly Pernambuco, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
T. s. beniensis
A. Elliott, 2016 – N Bolivia (La Paz, Beni).
T. s. obscura
(Naumburg, 1924) – C & S Bolivia S to W Argentina (S to Tucumán, Córdoba and Santa Fe); sight records in SE Peru could, if verified, refer to this race.
T. s. sayaca
(Linnaeus, 1766) – E & S Brazil (Mato Grosso E to Maranhão and Ceará, S to Rio Grande do Sul), Paraguay, NE Argentina (S to Buenos Aires) and Uruguay.
16–17 cm; c. 28–34 g. A pale grey and blue tanager with rather short, fairly thick bill. Nominate race has head and upperparts uniformly dull grey, slightly... read more
Song a high, squeaky and variable series of short, choppy phrases; songs complex, and may vary... read more
Wide range of dry to humid and mostly open or semi-open habitats, including light woodland, savanna... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, seeds, also buds and parts of tender leaves; some arthropods. Recording as eating 36 species of fruit in SE Brazil, and reported as... read more
Breeding dates mainly Oct–Dec in SC Brazil (Minas Gerais and Mato Grosso) and Paraguay, more widely scattered elsewhere, e.g. Sept... read more
Partially migratory in S Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul) and in Uruguay, Paraguay and most or all of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread and common to locally abundant. Occurs in many protected areas and utilizes a wide range of second-growth and disturbed habitats, both... read more
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