Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Yellow-throated Tanager (Iridosornis analis)


French: Tangara à bavette jaune German: Gelbkehl-Bergtangare Spanish: Tangara goliamarilla

T[anagra]. analis


, 1844,

Valley of Vitoc, Junín, Peru


See I. porphyrocephalus. Monotypic.


E slope of E Andes in S Colombia (Serranía de los Churumbelos in E Cauca–W Caquetá, and E Nariño–W Putumayo border), E slope in Ecuador (Sucumbíos S to Zamora-Chinchipe) and almost entire E slope in Peru (S to Puno).

Descriptive notes

15 cm; 20–29 g. Unmistakable tanager, dark blue above, with yellow throat, and short thick bill. Plumage is mostly dull blue above, darker on crown (especially... read more


Call a thick “euu” and thinner, squeezed “tseeeer”, both dropping in pitch... read more


Humid and wet montane forest, especially where thick shrubby undergrowth present; regularly along... read more

Food and feeding

Insects and small fruits. Of 13 stomachs examined, three contained only vegetable matter and six only animal matter and four contained both... read more


No information.


Resident. Minor seasonal elevational movements believed to occur in SE Peru.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Fairly common within middle-elevation montane forest; as yet unrecorded in Bolivia, although likely to be present in that country. Deforestation a... read more

Recommended citation

Hilty, S. (2019). Yellow-throated Tanager (Iridosornis analis). 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).