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Ssp. xanthogastra
Photo by Stanley Jones
North of Tarapoto, San Martín, Peru, December 2016
Ixothraupis xanthogastra

Tangara xanthogastra

Identification

11- 12,7 cm

  • Emerald green
  • Yellow belly
  • Body flecked black

Sexes similar

Distribution

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

Taxonomy

Ssp. phelpsi
Photo by Luis R
Sierra de Lema, Estado Bolivar, Venezuela, August 2009

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

Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • I. x. xanthogastra:
  • I. x. phelpsi: slightly larger and has yellow on breast

Habitat

Moist lowland forests and montanes.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet includes fruit, insects and nectar.

Breeding

The 2 creamy white eggs have brown specks. They are incubated for approximately 14 days; the young fledge between 14-18 days later.

References

  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. The Foreign Softbill Society UK
  4. Wikipedia

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