Slaty Tanager (Creurgops dentatus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Manu Road, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Manu Road, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Manu Road, Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~14.5 cm (6 in). The male Slaty Tanager is all dusky gray with a rufous cap. The female has gray upperparts with a white superciliary. The throat and rest of the underparts are rufous with white in the lower belly. It forages in the canopy and sub-canopy of humid montane forest often in the company of mixed species flocks. The female Slaty Tanager is similar to the Black-eared Hemispingus but is distinguished by not having black on the sides of the head. The male is similar to the Cuzco Brush-Finch but is smaller and forages in the forest canopy.

Status: The Slaty Tanager is uncommon in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes of southeast Peru at elevations ranging between 1200-2500 m. It also occurs in Bo.

Name in Spanish: Tangara Pizarrosa.

Sub-species: Slaty Tanager (Creurgops dentatus), (P. L. Sclater and Salvin), 1876.

Meaning of Name: Creurgops: Genus Creurgus Morris, 1837, shrike, opos= appearance. dentatus: L. dens, dentis= tooth, dentatus= toothed.

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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.