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Black-capped Tanager Tangara heinei

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Kristen Emata and Kevin J. Burns
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Black-capped Tanagers (Tangara heinei) are vividly-colored tropical birds that occur from Venezuela to Ecuador. This monotypic species is primarily found in montane forest edges, at forest clearings (natural as well as man-made), and in tall second-growth forest. Black-capped Tanagers often occur in pairs and sometimes in mixed-species flocks, foraging in bushes and trees for insects and fruit.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Emata, K. and K. J. Burns (2011). Black-capped Tanager (Tangara heinei), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.blctan1.01