French: Tangara à gorge blanche German: Weißkehl-Würgertangare Spanish: Tangara gorjiblanca
Tucurrique, Costa Rica.
See L. aurantius. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
L. l. leucothorax
Salvin, 1865 – Caribbean slope from Honduras (Olancho) S to E Costa Rica (S to Limón, also locally on W slope in Guanacaste).
L. l. reversus
Bangs & Griscom, 1932 – Las Agujas (NW Puntarenas), in W Costa Rica.
L. l. ictus
Kennard & J. L. Peters, 1927 – lowlands and foothills around Almirante Bay (NW Panama).
L. l. melanopygius
Salvin & Godman, 1883 – Pacific slope from W Costa Rica (Puntarenas S of entrance to Gulf of Nicoya) S to W Panama (Chiriquí, both slopes in Veraguas, and foothills on Caribbean slope of W Coclé).
20 cm; 30–45 g. Slender tanager with fairly long tail and strong bill sharply hooked at tip, upper mandible with well-developed “tooth” on cutting edge. Male nominate race... read more
Variety of sharp, sometimes scratchy chips and chatters. Commonest vocalization when with foraging... read more
Interior of humid and wet lowland and foothill forest; throughout range occurs mainly in hill... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods; fruit occasionally eaten. Of four stomachs examined, two contained only animal matter and two contained both animal and... read more
Recorded in May. One nest in Costa Rica was in low bush by stream inside forest; contained 2 eggs, white with bold chocolate-brown and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common throughout much of range. Occurs in a number of protected areas, among them Indo-Maíz Biological Reserve (Nicaragua... read more
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