Masked Crimson Tanager (Ramphocelus nigrogularis)

Order: Passeriformes Family: Thraupidae IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru

masked-crimson_tanager
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru

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


Identification & Behavior: ~18.5 cm (7.2 in). The Masked Crimson Tanager has a bright crimson body with black tail, upperparts, mask, and center of the belly. The bill is wide on the base and mostly silver in color. Both sexes are similar. It forages in forest edges and second growth in pair and family groups. Its broad silver beak is also shared by the Silver-beaked Tanager and the Black-bellied Tanagers, but their plumages are distinctive.

Status: The Masked Crimson Tanager is common and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1000 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Tangara Carmesí Enmascarada.

Sub-species: Masked Crimson Tanager (Ramphocelus nigrogularis), (Spix), 1825.

Meaning of Name: Ramphocelus: Gr. Rhamphos= bill and koilos= concave. nigrogularis: L. Nigro= dark, black and gula= throa, gularis=throated.

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.