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Moss-backed Tanager

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Photo by Gerald FriesenWestern Andes slope, Ecuador, April, 2018
Photo by Gerald Friesen
Western Andes slope, Ecuador, April, 2018
Bangsia edwardsi


[edit] Identification

6 1/4" (16 cm). Moss-green back and underparts with yellow patch mid-chest. Sides of head blue. Lower mandible yellow.

[edit] Distribution

Colombia and Ecuador.

Endemic to the Choco region of Colombia and Ecuador.

[edit] Taxonomy

Family Thraupidae:Tanagers

The genus Bangsia contains 5 species, 4 of which occur only in Colombia and /or Ecuador.

[edit] Habitat

Moist lowland forests and moist montanes.

[edit] Behaviour

Generally found in pairs, frequently in mixed-species flocks. Often perches in the open for long periods.

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