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Subspecies chilensis
Photo © by steveblain
Near Zamora, Ecuador, March 2005
Tangara chilensis

Identification

12–13 cm (4¾ - 5 in)

  • Light green hood
  • Upperparts black
  • Reddish-orange lower back and rump (often hidden behind the wings)
  • Black belly
  • Violet throat
  • Turquoise underparts
  • Black eye ring
  • Black beak and legs

Sexes similar

Distribution

Ssp. chlorocorys
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Terapoto, San Martin, Peru, December 2016

Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, The Guianas and Venezuela.

Taxonomy

Four subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • T. c. coelicolor:
  • T. c. chilensis:
  • South East Colombia to northern Bolivia and western Amazonian Brazil
  • T. c. paradisea:
  • East Venezuela to the Guianas and northern Brazil
  • T. c. chlorocorys:
  • North-central Peru (upper Huallaga Valley)

Habitat

Found high in the canopy in forests, forest edges and near clearings. Observed at heights around 610 m in Peru and less than 1500 m in Ecuador.

Behaviour

Diet

They are usually found in groups of four to ten. Their diet consists of fruit and small berries, also some arthropods.

Breeding

Nests are built 5 - 20 m up in trees. The clutch consists of 2-4 greenish white eggs with brown and black spots.

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. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2017)

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