Dotted Tanager (Ixothraupis varia)

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

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonas, Brazil

dotted-tanager
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonas, Brazil

dotted-tanager
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Cord. Escalera, San Martin

dotted-tanager
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonas, Brazil


Identification & Behavior: ~12 cm (5 in). The Dotted Tanager has a green head and underparts. The breast shows faint specks. The upper mantle, wings, and tail are opalescent blue. It generally forages in stunted forests and scrub-like vegetation in pairs and in the company on mixed-species flocks. It is similar to the Yellow-bellied Tanager but is distinguished by being a mostly green without large dusky specks. There is no known overlap with the also similar Spotted Tanager.

Status: The Dotted Tanager is uncommon in a very restricted range in San Martin and the Cordillera Azul at elevations ranging between 500-1100 m. It also occurs Br.

Name in Spanish: Tangara Manchada.

Sub-species: Dotted Tanager (Ixothraupis varia), (Statius Müller), 1776.

Meaning of Name: Ixothraupis: Gr. Ixos= mistletoe and thraupis= unknown small bird, perhaps some sort of finch. varia: L= varius, various, diverse, variegated.

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.