Green-throated Tanager (Stilpnia argyrofenges)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Chapare, Bolivia

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Chapare, Bolivia

Identification & Behavior: ~13 cm (5.1 in). The male Green-throated Tanager (a.k.a Straw-backed Tanager) has a black top of head and nape, underparts, and tail. The mantle, rump, and flanks are straw colored. The females are overall green with shades of yellow and a bluish brown top of the head. Both sexes have a green-bluish throat more saturated in the male. It forages in the canopy and midstory of humid montane forest in pairs or along with mixed species flocks. The male is distinguished from the similar Silvery Tanager by the straw-colored back and flanks, and in both sexes, by the bluish-green throat.

Status: The Green-throated Tanager is uncommon in montane forests of the east slope of the northern Andes with scattered sight records in central Peru. It generally ranges at elevations between 1100-2200 m. It also occurs in Ec and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Tangara de Garganta Verde.

Sub-species: Green-throated Tanager (Stilpnia argyrofenges caeruleigularis), Carriker, 1935.

Meaning of Name: Stilpnia: Gr. Stilpnos= glistening, glittering. argyrofenges: Gr. Arguros, argos= silver, shining, glistening and phengo to shine.

Formerly known as Tangara argyrofenges (2018).

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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. on 03/01/2016.