Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Streak-crowned Mountain-tanager (Dubusia stictocephala)


French: Tangara à calotte rayée German: Silberscheitel-Bergtangare Spanish: Tangara pechifulva sureña

Dubusia stictocephala

Berlepsch and Stolzmann

, 1894,

Maraynioc, Junín, Peru


Hitherto (apart from when first described) treated as conspecific with D. taeniata and D. carrikeri, but differs from latter in characters given under that species. Differs from former in its blue stippling all over crown and forming indistinct collar (2); dull dark grey-blue vs matt black central crown to mantle and back (3); narrower buff breastband (1); and very different song, a single high-pitched whistle (minimum frequency >6.5 kHz) vs 2–4 whistles (score at least 3) at lower frequencies (typically at least 2)#R. Monotypic.

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E slope of Andes in Peru (from S side of Marañón Valley, in Amazonas, S to N end of Cordillera Vilcanota, in Cuzco).

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2019). Streak-crowned Mountain-tanager (Dubusia stictocephala). 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 27 May 2019).