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Tangara cabanisi

Azure-rumped Tanager

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Monotypic

Authors: Eisermann, Knut

Tangara cabanisi

Los Tarrales Reserve, Atitlán volcano, Guatemala; 13 July 2008 © Knut Eisermann

The Azure-rumped Tanager is restricted to a small area of about 2500 km2 on the Pacific slope of Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico, where it occurs in the altitudinal belt between 800-1900 m. The species inhabits primarily humid broadleaf forest, but occurs also in adjacent human-altered habitat, such as shade coffee plantations. Nesting is synchronized with the wet season. The Azure-rumped Tanager is an omnivore and feeds on fruit and arthropods. Although locally common, the species is Endangered because of its small range, and severely fragmented prime habitat.

Recommended Citation

Eisermann, Knut. 2011. Azure-rumped Tanager (Tangara cabanisi), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

This map is based on the maps available from the NatureServe InfoNatura website. The data for these maps are provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Robert Ridgely, James Zook, The Nature Conservancy - Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International - CABS, World Wildlife Fund - US, and Environment Canada - WILDSPACE.

  • Migration/Movement:Resident (nonmigratory)
  • Primary Habitat:Montane evergreen forest
  • Foraging Strata:Midstory/Canopy
  • Foraging Behavior:Glean
  • Diet:Omnivorous
  • Sociality:Solitary/Pairs
  • Mating System:Cooperative
  • Nest Form:Cup
  • Clutch: 2 - 2
  • IUCN Status:Endangered