French: Tangara carmin German: Mennigtangare Spanish: Tangara bermellón
P. L. Sclater
Río Napo, Ecuador
E slope of Andes from S Colombia (W Caquetá) S to S Peru (Ayacucho and Cordillera Vilcabamba, in N Cuzco).
15 cm; 42–49 g. Chunky, short-tailed and strikingly patterned, with rather short, thick bill. Has loral area, ocular area, throat and uppermost chest black (forming large bib... read more
Rather quiet overall. Song (or possibly subsong) may be thin “chip” or “sit” notes followed by... read more
Occupies pre-montane and montane wet forest (cloudforest) and wet forest edges. Found at c. 320–600... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, and fruit, especially Cecropia catkins and large fruits of melastomes. One stomach contained Cecropia seeds.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon in Ecuador and Peru. Status in Colombia uncertain, and few records; recorded above Churuyaco, on Nariño–Putumayo border, and probably also... read more
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