- Tangara gyrola
Juvenile, subspecies bangsi
Photo by 49bentley
Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica
, January 2018
12 cm (4Â¾ in)
- Plumage varies widely between the subspecies.
- Chestnut head
- Bright green upperparts
- Green or pale blue underparts
- Sometimes with yellowish nuchal collar
Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Bolivia, southern Brazil, north east Venezuela and Trinidad.
There are 9 subspecies:
- T. g. deleticia: Green between the red and blue in the throat and upper chest
- Mountains of northern Colombia (Santa Marta and PerijÃ¡) and north-western Venezuela (Andes) to Trinidad
- T. g. gyrola: Green, blue belly, thin gold collar on the hind neck. Sexes are similar, but immatures are duller with chestnut-flecked green heads.
- Brazil south of the Amazon (Rio PurÃºs to ParÃ¡, northern Mato Grosso)
Gardens, highland river borders, forest edge, humid forests; observed at heights between 900-1300 m.
Their diet consists of fruit and insects.
They build a bulky cup nest in a tree. The 2 brown-blotched white eggs are incubated by the female for 13-14 days. The young fledge about 15-16 days later.
Song is a slow seee, seee, seee, tsou, tsooy.
Call: in the West Andes of Colombia is a raspy beeww, which is very similar to the call of Red-eyed Vireo.
A call given when moving is a rapid tst-tst-tst.
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Photo by Luis R
Moyobamba, San Martin, Peru
, March 2018
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2015)
- BF Member observations
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