French: Tangara à coiffe blanche German: Weißkappentangare Spanish: Tangara coroniblanca
Tanagra (Lamprotes) albo-cristatus
SW Venezuela (Andes of S Táchira); and Colombia locally in E Andes (Norte de Santander), locally on both slopes of C Andes (Caldas–Tolima border), W Andes in Antioquia (La Linda, near city of Jardín) and head of Magdalena Valley in Huila S through Cauca and Nariño to Ecuador and C Peru (Junín).
23–24 cm; 95–125 g. Large, with fairly stout bill small for size of bird; icterid-like in appearance. Male is mainly glossy blue-black with conspicuous plush-like... read more
Typically noisy, and heard well before seen. Gives loud, piercing “pééé... read more
Humid and wet montane forest, especially mossy higher-elevation forest; less often along forest... read more
Food and feeding
Of seven stomachs examined, two contained only vegetable matter, four only animal matter, and one both; contents included fruit pulp, seeds... read more
One nest found, on E slope of Andes in Ecuador (between Baeza and Cosanga, at 2000 m): rather large, weakly constructed cup of rootlets and... read more
May wander seasonally; in S Colombia, noted only Jan to late Apr and in Jun in Cueva de los... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Uncommon to locally fairly common; declining. Deforestation and fragmentation of forest within its high-Andean range represent a significant threat, because... read more
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