Silver-throated Tanager (Tangara icterocephala)

Order: Passeriformes Family: Thraupidae IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Rio Blanco, Ecuador

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Cauca, Colombia

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Cauca, Colombia

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Mindo, Ecuador


Identification & Behavior: ~13.5 cm (5.2 in). The Silver-throated Tanager has a yellow head and pale gray throat bordered by a black malar stripe. The back is dusky with yellow and green streaks. The underparts and rump are bright yellow. It forages in the canopy of humid forest almost always with mixed species flocks. The Silver-throated Tanager is unmistakable in its range but see Gray-and-Gold Warbler.

Status: The Silver-throated Tanager is rare in humid forest of extreme northwest Peru in Tumbes at elevations ranging between 800-900 m. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Tangara de Garganta Plateada.

Sub-species: Silver-throated Tanager (Tangara icterocephala icterocephala), (Bonaparte), 1851.

Meaning of Name: Tangara: Tupí name, Tangara= dancer, one who turns and skips, originally used for the manakins, but subsequently (Marcgrave 1648) transferred to other bright finch-like birds.
icterocephala: Gr. Ikteros= jaundice-yellow and kephale, kephalos= head, headed .

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.