French: Tangara à gorge écarlate German: Rotbrusttangare Spanish: Tangara gorjirroja
M. H. C. Lichtenstein
NE Brazil (possibly Ceará)
E Brazil from E Maranhão, Piauí, Ceará, Pernambuco and Alagoas S to extreme E Mato Grosso#R, N Goiás and C Minas Gerais.
21 cm; one male 72·5 g. Large, long-tailed and icterid-like in appearance. Male is glossy blue-black, except for scarlet throat and centre of chest; base of feathers of back... read more
Call a loud icterid-like “chirt” or “kyuh”, often repeated over and over (especially when in flight... read more
Caatinga, gallery woodland and other semi-open areas near marshes, lagoons and rivers,... read more
Food and feeding
Stomach contents insects. Found in pairs, trios or, more often, small groups of up to c. 6–8 individuals, even when nesting; red-throated... read more
In display, male reveals white feather bases on back. Nest hidden in dense palm crown, in woodpecker (Picidae) hole in Mauritia... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon. Extensive deforestation continues within the rather small range of this species, and its remaining suitable habitat is fragmented. In need... read more
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