Brown-flanked Tanager (Thlypopsis pectoralis)

Order: Passeriformes Family: Thraupidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Huanuco

brown-flanked_tanager
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Huanuco

brown-flanked_tanager
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Huanuco

brown-flanked_tanager
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Huanuco


Identification & Behavior: ~13.5 cm (5.5 in). The Brown-flanked Tanager has an orange-rufous hood. The back is brownish. The center of the belly is pale with brown sides of the breast and flanks. The immature is a dull version of the adult. It forages in a variety of habitats including Andean scrub and humid shrubbery in pairs or along with mixed species flocks. Its range overlaps locally with that of the similar Rufous-chested Tanager.

Status: Endemic. The Brown-flanked Tanager is uncommon and local in central Peru where it ranges at elevations between 2500-3200 m.

Name in Spanish: Tangara de Flanco Pardo.

Sub-species: Brown-flanked Tanager (Thlypopsis pectoralis), (Taczanowski), 1884.

Meaning of Name: Thlypopsis: Gr. Thlupis= unknown small bird, perhaps a finch or a warbler, and opsis= appearance. pectoralis: L. rufus= rufous and pectus, pectoris= breast.

See more of the Family Thraupidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
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References:

    • 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.