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Yellow-scarfed Tanager - BirdForum Opus


Photo by Stanley Jones
Carpish Tunnel, Huánuco, Peru, August 2017
Iridosornis reinhardti

Identification

14 cm (5½ in)
Black head with golden-yellow band from ears up over crown, Blue upperside, underside, and tail.
Bill and legs are dark grey.

Similar Species

Rio Marañon separates this species from Golden-crowned Tanager. See also Golden-collared Tanager

Distribution

South America: found on the eastern slope of Andes of Peru (southern Amazonas to Cuzco).

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1], sometimes considered a subspecies of Golden-crowned Tanager[2].

Habitat

Cloud forest, high elevation forest and borders.

Behaviour

Usually in pairs, often with mixed species flocks. Likes to stay hidden in vegetation.

Diet

Their diet consists almost entirely of berries, with insects added at times.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Ridgely and Tudor 2009. Field guide to the songbirds of South America - The Passerines. University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-71979-8
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2016)

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