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Photo © by juninho
Photographed at Inca Pueblo Hotel, Machu Picchu, Peru October 2005
Stilpnia cyanicollis

Tangara cyanicollis


12 cm

  • Blue hood and throat
  • Turquoise-green wing coverts, wing edges and rump
  • Gold shoulders
  • Black, violet or blue underparts
  • Black bill, legs and feet

Juvenile - brownish grey

Subspecies hannahiae
Photo by Luis R
La Azulita, Estado Mérida, Venezuela, March 2013


South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil


This species used to be placed in genus Tangara.


There are 7 subspecies[1]:

  • S. c. granadensis:
  • S. c. caeruleocephala:
  • Eastern Andes of central Colombia to eastern Ecuador and northern Peru
  • S. c. hannahiae:
  • Colombia (east of Eastern Andes) and western Venezuela
Blue-bellied type
Photo © by Digitalbcon
La Vega, Cundinamarca, Colombia, November 2010
  • S. c. cyanopygia:
  • Western Ecuador
  • S. c. cyanicollis:
  • Eastern Peru (north to Huánuco) and easterb Bolivia
  • S. c. melanogaster:
  • Western Amazonian Brazil (Amazon drainage of western Mato Grosso)
  • S. c. albotibialis:
  • Eastern Brazil (southern Pará and southern Goiás)


Montane cloud and disturbed secondary forest. Upland gardens and agricultural land. Observed at heights around 2040 m.



Their main diet consists of fruit; with the addition of insects and flower buds.


The nest is a moss cup built by the female. The clutch consists of 2 brown-spotted white eggs, which are incubated for 13-14 days, the chicks fledging 15-16 days later.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2015)
  4. BF Member observations
  5. Wikipedia

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