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Photo by wim de groot
Reserva Las Gralarias, Ecuador, March 2011
Chalcothraupis ruficervix

Tangara ruficervix


13 cm

  • Mostly blue
  • Black mask covering upper throat, crown and sides of head
  • Rear crown/upper nape contrasting yellow to rufous depending on subspecies
  • Feathers in wing and tail mostly black with blue edges
  • Belly either yellow or white depending on subspecies


South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia


Photo by BirdsPeru
Mindo, Ecuador

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


There are 6 subspecies[1]:

  • C. r. ruficervix :
  • Andes of Colombia and Santa Marta Mountains
  • C. r. taylori:
  • C. r. leucotis:
  • C. r. amabilis:
  • Subtropical northern Peru (south to Huánuco)
  • C. r. inca:
  • Subtropical southern Peru (north to Junín)
  • C. r. fulvicervix:
  • Yungas of north-western Bolivia (La Paz and Cochabamba)


Forest, edges, smaller clearings, second growth, mostly in humid areas from 900-2400m (mostly upper half of that range)


Often part of mixed flocks at mid level to canopy.


Food includes berries, fruit, figs and other plant matter and invertebrates.


  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. Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2014)

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