French: Tangara versicolore German: Weißschulter-Würgertangare Spanish: Tangara aliblanca
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
Subspecies and Distribution
L. v. versicolor
(d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) – S of R Amazon in E Peru (S of R Marañón), W Brazil (E to R Tapajós) and N Bolivia.
L. v. parvus
Berlepsch, 1912 – EC Brazil S of Amazon (from R Tapajós E to lower R Tocantins, S to Mato Grosso) and extreme NE Bolivia.
13–15 cm; 13–20 g. Slender tanager with strong, sharply hooked bill, upper mandible with well-developed “tooth” on cutting edge. Male nominate race has head black, with dark... read more
Commonest call a loud, forceful, often repeated “twéééu!”, explosive and descending, given as... read more
Upper levels of humid terra firme, transitional and várzea forest, infrequently... read more
Food and feeding
Of four stomachs examined, one contained only vegetable matter and three contained only animal matter; contents were insects and fruit pulp... read more
Nest-building and one nest with nestlings in Nov in SE Peru. Nest was cup-shaped, made from plant fibres woven in concentric rings, with... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread and fairly common to common across almost entire Amazonian Basin S of Amazon. Occurs in numerous protected areas and parks, including Manu... read more
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