French: Tangara à croupion rouge German: Passerinitangare Spanish: Tangara terciopelo
Other common names:
Cuba; error = Guatemala
SE Mexico (SE Veracruz, S Tabasco and N Chiapas) E to C Guatemala and Belize, S on Caribbean coast to Costa Rica and NW Panama (Bocas del Toro).
16 cm; 25·5–37 g. Thick-billed tanager with slightly enlarged base of lower mandible. Male is deep velvety black from head to back, upperwing-coverts, flight-... read more
Infrequently heard song a simple series of phrases of 2–4 notes, given a few times at dawn by... read more
Inhabits second growth, dense humid thickets, bushy forest borders, overgrown pastures, gardens and... read more
Food and feeding
Lives in pairs, families and little groups of up to c. 12 individuals. Move about actively in thick foliage, call and chatter, often fly... read more
Season early Mar through Jul in Panama. Nest built by female alone; three nests at Almirante (Panama) a compact, thick-walled, strongly... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common. A generally widespread and familiar species of Caribbean slope of Central America. Occurs in a number of parks and... read more
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