Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Vulnerable

Seven-colored Tanager (Tangara fastuosa)


Taxonomy

French: Calliste superbe German: Vielfarbentangare Spanish: Tangara sietecolores
Taxonomy:

Tanagra fastuosa

Lesson

, 1832,

#R, Pernambuco, Brazil

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Recent molecular-genetic studies suggest that this species and T. seledon are likely sister-species and form a monophyletic clade with T. cyanocephala, T. desmaresti and T. cyanoventris. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Extreme E Brazil: Paraíba, Pernambuco and Alagoas.

Descriptive notes

13 cm. A brilliantly coloured and boldly patterned tanager, with bill relatively thick for the genus. Has narrow black ocular ring and line surrounding base of bill;... read more

Voice

In disputes or when excited, a high “ti-ti-ti-ti”, much like that of many congeners. No... read more

Habitat

Humid floodplain-forest and upland forest, forest borders and older second-growth woodland in... read more

Food and feeding

Fruits and arthropods One stomach contained vegetable matter. Occurs in pairs and in small groups, often with mixed-species flocks, staying... read more

Breeding

Breeding reported in Oct–Mar (austral spring and summer). Nests reported in forest middle storey, usually in large bromeliads, which... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Slope of Alagoas and Pernambuco EBA. Uncommon to rare; declining within its very small global range. Confirmed sites... read more

Recommended citation

Hilty, S. (2018). Seven-colored Tanager (Tangara fastuosa). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/61679 on 10 December 2018).