French: Calliste syacou German: Drosseltangare Spanish: Tangara puntosa
Subspecies and Distribution
T. p. zamorae
Chapman, 1925 – E slope of Andes in Ecuador (Sucumbíos) S to N Peru (San Martín).
T. p. perenensis
Chapman, 1925 – E slope of Andes in C Peru (Junín, mainly in Chanchamayo area).
T. p. annectens
J. T. Zimmer, 1943 – E slope in SE Peru (Inambari region).
T. p. punctulata
(P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1876) – E slope in N Bolivia (La Paz and Cochabamba).
T. p. punctata
(Linnaeus, 1766) – S Venezuela (S of R Orinoco), the Guianas, and N Brazil (R Negro E to Amapá and, S of Amazon, in Pará; sight record from S Amazonas#R); recently found in extreme SE Colombia#R.
11–12 cm; 13–17 g. Small, mostly green tanager with dark-spotted appearance. Nominate race on entire front half ofbody, above and below, has dark feathers broadly fringed... read more
Call a sharp “tsuu” and extremely high “chip” or “tsick”, usually in rapidly repeated staccato... read more
Mainly humid and wet pre-montane forest, forest borders and second-growth woodland in Andes, often... read more
Food and feeding
Diet consists of fruits and arthropods. Of five stomachs examined, four contained only vegetable matter and one only animal matter;... read more
Probably resident. No movements verified but, if they occur, likely confined to local shifts in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon in Guianan and E Amazonian lowlands; fairly common to locally common in Andes. The four Andean races occur in several large protected areas... read more
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