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Lacrimose Mountain Tanager
18cm. (7in.) A typical bright, showy Mountain-tanager. Most easily identified by yellow spots below the eyes and behind the ears. Bright mustard-yellow below, slate blue above, with fine blue edges on wing and tail.
 Similar Species
Similar to Blue-winged Mountain Tanager, but the latter is a brighter lemon yellow below, and lacks the head spots. Also similar to Black-cheeked Mountain-Tanager which has different color blue on the crown and lacks the yellow spots behind the ears.
Eastern slope of Andes between 2300 and 3200m elevation.
Nine subspecies are recognized:
Temperate forest, borders, and woodlands.
Common and conspicuous; often forages in small flocks with other tanagers and mixed species low in the foliage where easily seen.
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