French: Calliste safran German: Silberkehltangare Spanish: Tangara goliplateada
Punta Playa Valley, south of Quito, Ecuador.
See T. chrysotis. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
T. i. frantzii
(Cabanis, 1861) – N Costa Rica S on both slopes of mountains to W Panama (Veraguas).
T. i. oresbia
Wetmore, 1962 – mountains of WC Panama (Coclé and W Panamá Province).
T. i. icterocephala
(Bonaparte, 1851) – mountains of Pacific slope of extreme E Panama (E Darién), and Andes of Colombia (W slope of C range in Antioquia; W slope of W range S from Antioquia), W Ecuador (S to El Oro and W Loja) and NE Peru (E Tumbes)#R.
13 cm; 17·7–24·7 g. Sleek, mostly bright yellow tanager with black moustachial stripe and silvery greenish-white throat. Nominate race has crown and upper nape to below eye... read more
Call, during foraging and often in flight, a very buzzy “shreet” or “bzzeet”, harsher than that of... read more
Humid forest and wet forest, forest borders, and older second-growth woodland, in all areas... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, flower buds, and some arthropods. Three stomachs contained only vegetable matter, including fruit and Cecropia seeds. In... read more
Season Feb–Sept in Costa Rica breed (all records above c. 750 m), and breeding recorded in Feb in Panama and in Feb, Apr and Oct in... read more
Seasonal elevational movements downslope almost to sea-level occur on both slopes during rainiest... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common throughout range. Sight record of this species in NE Peru (E Tumbes) may involve a vagrant individual or, perhaps, be... read more
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