French: Tangara de Delattre German: Schwarzachsel-Haubentangare Spanish: Tangara de Delattre
Buenaventura, south-west Colombia
E Honduras S on Caribbean coast to Panama (occurs in Veraguas, on Pacific slope of Panama#R), and from Colombia (N base of W & C Andes E to middle Magdalena Valley) S on Pacific coast to NW Ecuador (Esmeraldas and Pichincha), also Gorgona I, in Colombia.
14 cm; 14–21 g. Noisy dark-plumaged tanager with fairly slender and sharply pointed bill, male with bright “Mohawk” crest. Male is mainly glossy black above and below,... read more
Calls include metallic “tchit” or “zick”, a higher “tsip” or “tchewp”, and a distinctive high,... read more
Humid and wet forest interior, but most numerous in overgrown forest borders, tall second growth... read more
Food and feeding
Few details of diet. Stomach of one bird from Panama contained bits of elytra of a beetle (Coleoptera) (4% of contents) and fragments of 25... read more
Probably breeds in Mar–Jun in Costa Rica; in NW Colombia 18 breeding-condition birds between Feb and May, one in Mar (in Chocó) and one in... read more
Mainly resident. Some local movements suggested: in Colombia, nearly absent in middle Magdalena... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common. One old report from Bolivar–Chimborazo border, in C Ecuador, well S of current range. Occurs in many parks and reserves,... read more
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