French: Calliste diable-enrhumé German: Türkistangare Spanish: Tangara turquesa
Cayenne, French Guiana
Subspecies and Distribution
T. m. vieilloti
(P. L. Sclater, 1857) – Trinidad.
T. m. media
(Berlepsch & E. J. O. Hartert, 1902) – E Colombia (Vichada) and NE & S Venezuela (Monagas, Sucre Delta Amacuro and, S of R Orinoco, Amazonas and Bolívar).
T. m. mexicana
(Linnaeus, 1766) – the Guianas and Brazil (E to E Pará and S to C Mato Grosso).
T. m. boliviana
(Bonaparte, 1851) – E Colombia (from W Meta and R Guaviare) E through Amazonian Brazil to Pará, W Tocantins and C Mato Grosso, S through E Ecuador and E Peru to N & NE Bolivia (Santa Cruz).
14 cm, 26 g (brasiliensis); 12 cm, 17–23·5 g (other races). Small tanager with dark, mottled appearance and contrasting yellow belly. Nominate race has mid-crown to... read more
Calls mainly rapid streams of high, chipping “tic” notes, often accelerating into trills,... read more
Humid forest borders, broken second growth, lighter or disturbed forest, trees in clearings, along... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods and fruits. Of four stomachs examined, three contained only vegetable matter and one only animal matter; additional contents... read more
In E Colombia nests reported in Feb and Oct; season Apr–Oct in Trinidad and Feb–Apr and Aug in Suriname; recorded Nov in Pará, in Brazil.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread, and uncommon to locally common; small isolated population along coastal SE Brazil (brasiliensis). Found in many protected areas... read more
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