Hooded Mountain-Tanager (Buthraupis montana)

Order: Passeriformes Family: Thraupidae IUCN Status: Least Concern

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

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

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manu Road, Cuzco

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manu Road, Cuzco


Identification & Behavior: ~23.5 cm (9.2 in). The Hooded Mountain-Tanager is blue above and yellow below. It has a distinctive black hood and bright red iris. It forages in the canopy of montane forests in family groups or along with mixed species flocks. It is similar to the Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanager but is distinguished by larger size, and a lack of bluish on the forehead. Also, see Lacrimose Mountain-Tanager and Black-chested Mountain Tanager.

Status: The Hooded Mountain-Tanager is common in humid montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 2200-3500 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Tangara-de-Montaña Encapuchada.

Sub-species: Hooded Mountain-Tanager (Buthraupis montana cyanonota), Berlepsch and Stolzmann, 1896.  Andes of N & C Peru (Amazonas S to Junín).
(Buthraupis montana saturata), Berlepsch and Stolzmann, 1906.  Andes of SE Peru (Cuzco and Puno).

Meaning of Name: Buthraupis: Gr. Bou= great, thraupis= unknown small bird, perhaps some sort of finch. In ornithology thraupis signifies tanager. montana: L. montanus= of the mountains, mountain-, mountaineer.

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.