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


13 cm (5-5¼ in)

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


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


This is a monotypic species[1].


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



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


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


  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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