French: Calliste vitriolin German: Rotscheiteltangare Spanish: Tangara matorralera
Colombia from Pacific slope of W Andes E to W slope of E Andes (Norte de Santander) and E slope of E Andes (E Cauca), S to NW Ecuador.
14 cm; 18·4–26·8 g. Relatively dull tanager, with dingier plumage than that of congeners. Male has crown rufous, lores, ocular area and postocular area dusky, forming fairly... read more
Call a shrill, buzzy “ziit”. Song lisping and buzzy, beginning slowly, then accelerating quickly... read more
Dry scrubby or cultivated areas, overgrown pastures, agricultural areas, brushy fence rows, and... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits and arthropods. May take more insects than fruit; recorded taking melastome berries. One stomach contained insects. Usually seen... read more
May breed most of year: in Colombia, fledglings in Feb and juvenile with adult in Mar in Cauca, fledglings in May in Cundinamarca, adults... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common. Has expanded its range as a result of deforestation and increased disturbance, and is now found in wetter regions and at higher elevations... read more
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