Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

White-bellied Tanager (Tangara brasiliensis)


French: Calliste à ventre blanc German: Weißbauchtangare Spanish: Tangara ventriblanca

Tanagra brasiliensis


, 1766,

Brazil = Rio de Janeiro


Usually considered conspecific with T. mexicana, but differs in its larger size (effect size for larger bill vs both boliviana and mexicana >5; score 3); white vs pale yellowish belly (2); much paler, more silvery blue on head, breast, wings and rump (2); solid patch of pale blue on median wing-coverts vs blue-tipped coverts in other taxa (2); pale blue vs turquoise fringes to primaries (ns[1]). Monotypic.


Coastal SE Brazil (Bahia S to Rio de Janeiro).

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2019). White-bellied Tanager (Tangara brasiliensis). 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 19 May 2019).