Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Scarlet-bellied Mountain-tanager (Anisognathus lunulatus)


French: Tangara à ventre écarlate German: Rotbauch-Bergtangare Spanish: Tangara ventriescarlata

Tanagra lunulata

du Bus de Gisignies

, 1839,

Honduras; error = Bogotá


Hitherto treated as conspecific with A. igniventris; present species retains English name used when united with A. igniventris. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • A. l. lunulatus (du Bus de Gisignies, 1839) – Andes of W Venezuela (S Táchira) and adjacent Colombia (Norte de Santander S in E Andes to Cundinamarca).
  • A. l. erythrotus (Jardine & Selby, 1840) – C Andes of Colombia (Caldas, Cauca, Huila, and both slopes in Nariño) S through Ecuador to N Peru (N of R Marañón, S to R Chamaya).
  • A. l. ignicrissa (Cabanis, 1873) – E slope of Andes of Peru S of R Marañón (C Cajamarca S of R Chamaya, and from Amazonas S to Junín).
  • Descriptive notes

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    Recommended citation

    del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2019). Scarlet-bellied Mountain-tanager (Anisognathus lunulatus). 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).