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Silver-backed Tanager

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Alternative name: Silvery Tanager

Male, Nominate subspeciesPhoto © by Stanley Jones  Village of  Calientes,  Peru, September, 2009
Male, Nominate subspecies
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Village of Calientes, Peru, September, 2009
Tangara viridicollis

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[edit] Identification

13 cm (5 in)
Subspecies quite different
Male viridicollis

  • Dark blue to black head, collar and underparts
  • Yellow to coppery cheeks and throat
  • Blue upperside including wings

Female viridicollis

  • Green upperside
  • Brown cap
  • Greenish throat and side of head
  • Greenish underside becomes gray on belly

Male fulvigula

  • Bright turquoise upperside and flanks
  • Black wings, tail, collar, upperside of head, and underside except flanks
  • Orange throat to side of head

Female fulvigula

  • Green body with darker upperside and black edges to remiges
  • Gray-brown cap
  • Buffy-orange throat and side of head

[edit] Distribution

Female, Nominate subspeciesPhoto © by Stanley Jones  Village of Aguas  Calientes,  Peru, September, 2009
Female, Nominate subspecies
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Village of Aguas Calientes, Peru, September, 2009

South America: found in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia,

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • T. v. fulvigula:
  • T. v. viridicollis:
  • Andes of central and southern Peru

[edit] Habitat

Wet and humid forest borders, and patches of remnant forests.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

There is little firm information, but it appears they eat fruit, arthropods and plant materials.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2017)
  4. Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156
  5. Ridgely and Tudor 2009. Field guide to the songbirds of South America - The Passerines. University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-71979-8

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