Order: Passeriformes | Family: Thraupidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonas, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Southern Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Southern Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Males and Female | Loc. Southern Brazil
Status: The Black-faced Tanager is uncommon and widespread, but rather local on the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 900-1800 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Tangara de Cara Negra.
Sub-species: Black-faced Tanager (Schistochlamys melanopis grisea), Cory, 1916. Extreme S Ecuador, and E Peru on E slope of Andes (very locally from Moyobamba and Huarandosa S to Marcapata).
(S. m. olivina), (P. L. Sclater), 1865. Extreme SE Peru (Pampas del Heath) and adjacent N Bolivia E to SC Brazil (Mato Grosso).
Meaning of Name: Schistochlamys: L. schistus= slate and khlamus, khlamudos= mantle, cloak.
melanopis: Gr. melas, melanos= black and opos= face, opis= faced, melanopis= black-looking.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.