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Buff-breasted Mountain Tanager

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Photo © by Gerald FriesenPapallacta, Ecuador, May, 2018
Photo © by Gerald Friesen
Papallacta, Ecuador, May, 2018
Dubusia taeniata


[edit] Identification

20 cm (7¾ in)

  • White-flecked crown to nape
  • Black face, throat and hind neck
  • White upper breast
  • Yellow belly

Amount of black on throat differs among subspecies1.

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

Three subspecies are accepted[2]:

  • D. t. carrikeri:
  • Santa Marta Mountains (north-eastern Colombia)
  • D. t. taeniata:
  • D. t. stictocephala:
  • Andes of south-eastern Peru (Junín to Cuzco)

[edit] Habitat

Montane forests and dense understorey of broken forests.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of small fruits and berries, including mistletoe; and insects.

[edit] References

  1. Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156
  2. 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
  1. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2018)

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