Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Spot-bellied Tanager (Tangara atrocoerulea)


French: Calliste à nuque paille German: Opalnackentangare Spanish: Tangara azulinegra moteada

P[rocnopis]. atrocoerulea


, 1844,

Peru = Chilpes


See T. vassorii, with which hitherto considered conspecific; differs in its notable (if individually variable and loose-edged) cream nape (2); solid black mantle and back in both sexes (3); uneven but extensive black U-shaped spots on more silvery-blue underparts (the plain throat being notably paler) (2); turquoise-shot upper rump in female (ns[1]); slightly broader and more extensive blue fringes to flight-feathers and wing-coverts (ns[1]). Monotypic.


E slope in Peru (S from Huánuco) and Bolivia (S to W Santa Cruz).

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2019). Spot-bellied Tanager (Tangara atrocoerulea). 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 on 19 May 2019).