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Adult (breeding)
Photo by Valéry Schollaert
Near Manaus, Brasil. It was part of a bird party in a garden, near primary forest, in a black water area.
Ixothraupis punctata

Tangara punctata


Upperparts are mainly bright green with black spots. The face and throat have a blue-grey tinge while underparts are white with large black spots and the flanks are yellow-green with black spots.


Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.


This species has been placed in genus Tangara in the past.


Five subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • I. p. punctata
  • I. p. zamorae
  • I. p. perenensis
  • Tropical and subtropical e Peru (Chanchamayo region)
  • I. p. annectens
  • Subtropical southeast *I. p. (Río Inambari region)
  • I. p. punctulata
  • Yungas of norhtern Bolivia (La Paz and Cochabamba)


Moist lowland forests and montanes.


The diet includes insects.


  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/

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