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Photo by Stanley Jones
Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador, November 2014
Stilpnia nigrocincta

Tangara nigrocincta


12 cm

  • Lavender-blue head, neck and throat
  • Black lores


South America: found in south-eastern Colombia to southern Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, northern Bolivia and western Brazil.


Photo by Jose Ramon
Manu National Park, Peru, October 2011

This is a monotypic species[1].

This species used to be placed in genus Tangara.


Lightly wooded areas, humid forest edges, foothill lodge grounds. Observed at heights around 861m.



Their diet consists mostly of fruits and small berries. Supplemented with arthropods.


  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 March 2015)
  4. BF Member observations

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