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Photo © by Mark Harper
Rio Silanche, Ecuador, May 2007
Tangara johannae

Identification

13 cm (5-5¼ in)

  • Green overall plumage
  • Black face and throat
  • Blue malar

Distribution

South America: found in the Pacific lowlands of western Colombia and north-western Ecuador.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Wet and pluvial forests, where they forage in the canopy and forest edges. Coastal lowlands and foothills to 1,000 m.

Behaviour

Diet

Their main diet consists of fruit and arthropods. They feed in pairs, family groups and mixed species flocks.

Breeding

They construct a cup nest, placed on a high mossy tree limb.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2019)

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