French: Calliste pailleté German: Glanzfleckentangare Spanish: Tangara caripinta
San José, Costa Rica
Mountains of Costa Rica (from E Guanacaste and S Alajuela) E to W Panama (Chiriquí and Veraguas).
12 cm; 20 g. Small tanager with rather “unkempt”, spangled appearance. Male has head to throat and back dull black, with rufous spot on central hindcrown; nape,... read more
Calls include high, thin “tsip” or “seek”, often accelerating into fast... read more
Mossy humid and wet forest, forest edges, and second growth and taller trees in clearings adjacent... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits and insects. Observed to take wide variety of small fruits and berries, including Gaiadendron (Loranthaceae), several... read more
Breeding reported Apr–Aug in Costa Rica. Nest a bulky cup of green liverworts and mosses mixed with variety of dry fibres, sometimes... read more
Resident. Some minor seasonal elevational movements may occur in response to fruit availability.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA. Fairly common to locally common in Costa Rica; decidedly less numerous and... read more
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