French: Tangara ardoisé German: Schiefertangare Spanish: Tangara pizarrosa
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Tilotilo, La Paz, Bolivia
E slope of Andes from SE Peru (Cordillera Vilcabamba, in Cuzco) S to Bolivia (Cochabamba, possibly also Santa Cruz).
14 cm; 16–20 g. Male has conspicuous chestnut cap extending from bill to nape, bordered narrowly with black at side; otherwise, plumage almost entirely slate-grey above and... read more
Calls during foraging a rather rough, burry “zurrk” and various high-pitched “sik” and “seet” notes... read more
Humid and wet montane forest and tall, humid second growth; primarily a cloudforest bird. Recorded... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods, relatively little fruit. Contents of five stomachs were insects, including beetles (Coleoptera). Normally found singly or in... read more
Some local or seasonal movement possible; only occasionally recorded in disturbed forest along R... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Peruvian East Andean Foothills EBA and Bolivian and Peruvian Lower Yungas EBA. Fairly common in S Peru (Cuzco... read more
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