French: Tangara à sourcils roux German: Rotbrauentangare Spanish: Tangara cejirroja
P. L. Sclater, 1855,
See H. rubrifrons (above). Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
H. x. xanthopygius
(P. L. Sclater, 1855) – E Panama (E Darién, including Tuira Valley, Cerro Pirre, Cerro Sapo, Jaqué Valley, and Serranía de Jungurudó) and E through N Colombia (along N base of W & C Andes, and S in Magdalena Valley to Antioquia).
H. x. berliozi
Wetmore, 1966 – Pacific coast of Colombia (from N Chocó) S to WC Ecuador (Pichincha and Chimborazo).
17 cm; two males 38 g and 39·5 g (berliozi). Relatively large, dark tanager with heavy bill slightly hooked at tip. Male nominate race is mainly sooty-black... read more
Infrequently heard song, in W Colombia, a squeaky, twittering and somewhat rhythmic “cheero-... read more
Tall humid and wet forest, forest borders and tall second growth of various ages, in lowlands and... read more
Food and feeding
Noted eating Cecropia catkins and Miconia berries, and in Panama seen to forage around flowers. Contents of one stomach... read more
In Colombia, one bird building nest in mid-Dec in upper Anchicayá Valley, pair with begging juvenile on 19th Jan in lower Dagua Valley, and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common. Found in variety of second-growth habitats, as well as in humid primary forest. Occurs in several large protected areas, including... read more
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