Orange-headed Tanager (Thlypopsis sordida)

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

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

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

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

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


Identification & Behavior: ~14 cm (5.5 in). The Orange-headed Tanager is light bluish-gray above and grayish below with pale in the center of the belly. The head is orange. The juvenile has yellowish face and breast with a yellow-olive crown, nape, and back. It forages in second growth, shrubbery and early succession of river created habitats.  The Orange-headed Tanager is very similar to the Rust-and-Yellow Tanager but ranges at lower elevations.

Status: The Orange-headed Tanager is uncommon 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 de Cabeza Naranja.

Sub-species: Orange-headed Tanager (Thlypopsis sordida chrysopis), (P. L. Sclater and Salvin), 1880.

Meaning of Name: Thlypopsis: Gr. Thlupis= unknown small bird, perhaps a finch or a warbler, and opsis= appearance. sordida: L. sordidus= shabby, dirty, sordere= to be dirty.

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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.