French: Tangara à dos jaune German: Gelbbürzeltangare Spanish: Tangara gorjigualda
Cayenne, French Guiana
Subspecies and Distribution
H. f. ornata
Nelson, 1912 – Pacific slope from extreme E Panama (E Darién) S to N Chocó, in Colombia.
H. f. albigularis
(P. L. Sclater, 1855) – N Colombia from R Sinú E to middle Magdalena Valley in Antioquia and Santander.
H. f. peruana
Bonaparte, 1851 – E of Andes in Colombia (from Meta) S through E Ecuador to Peru N of R Marañón and R Amazon (Amazonas and Loreto).
H. f. aurigularis
Cherrie, 1916 – SE Colombia, S Venezuela (S of R Orinoco), and N Brazil (in upper R Uaupés and R Negro).
H. f. hellmayri
Berlepsch, 1912 – SE Venezuela (E Bolívar) and W Guyana (Merume Mts).
H. f. flavicollis
(Vieillot, 1818) – Suriname, French Guiana and NE Brazil (N of R Amazon).
H. f. obidensis
Parkes & Humphrey, 1963 – N bank of lower R Amazon in Brazil.
H. f. sororia
J. T. Zimmer, 1947 – N & E Peru S of R Marañón.
H. f. centralis
(Hellmayr, 1907) – SE Peru, N & C Bolivia and SC Brazil (E to N Mato Grosso).
H. f. melanoxantha
(M. H. C. Lichtenstein, 1823) – coastal E Brazil (Pernambuco and Bahia).
H. f. insignis
(P. L. Sclater, 1856) – SE Brazil (Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro).
13 cm; 11–15 g. Relatively slender-billed tanager. Male nominate race is mainly brownish-black above, with bright yellow lower back, rump and uppertail-coverts, longer... read more
During foraging, often constantly repeats sharp, forceful and high-pitched “tsick” and “tsuk” and “... read more
Found mainly in tall humid terra firme and, to lesser extent, in várzea forest;... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods and fruit. Reported to eat fruit of melastomes, myrtle (Myrtaceae) and Urtica. In Peru, at least 30% of observed... read more
In Colombia, pair building nest on 27th Sept in upper canopy on forested ridge at La Fiebre (middle Magdalena Valley), also ten birds in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common. Has a large range that includes portions of lowland E Panama and adjacent N Colombia, as well as much of the Guianan region and... read more
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