Fulvous Shrike-Tanager Lanio (fulvus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Sucumbios, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. San Martin, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Napo, Ecuador

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

Identification & Behavior: ~17 cm (6.6 in). The male Fulvous Shrike-Tanager has a black head, wings, and tail. The rest of the body is fulvous. It has a variable white stripe bordering the mantle. The female is mostly olive-brown. It forages in the canopy and sub-canopy of mature forest almost always with mixed species flocks. Both sexes are similar to the White-winged Shrike-Tanager, but these two tanagers range on opposite sides of the Amazon and Marañon Rivers.

Status: The Fulvous Shrike-Tanager is uncommon on the north side of the Amazon and lower Marañon Rivers. It is known to range up to 1350 m along the foothill of the northern Andes. The Fulvous Shrike-Tanager also occurs in Co, Ec, and Br.

Name in Spanish: Tangara Leonada.

Sub-species: Fulvous Shrike-Tanager (Lanio fulvus peruvianus), Carriker, 1934

Meaning of Name: Lanio: Genus Lanius Linnaeus, 1758. fulvus: L. fulvus= tawny, deep yellow, brown, fulvous.

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Distribution Map


    • 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.