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Blue-whiskered Tanager Tangara johannae

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Currently listed as Near Threatened due to the ongoing deforestation which threatens so much of the remaining Chocó forest of western Colombia and northwest Ecuador, the Blue-whiskered Tanager is generally scarce through much of its range, although it remains locally fairly common in some parts of southernmost Colombia. Principally green-bodied, the malar is turquoise-colored and set-off by a black surround and throat patch, whilst the rump is rich golden-yellow. The Blue-whiskered Tanager is generally restricted to elevations below 1000 m, and usually travels with mixed-species flocks including other Tangara tanagers. Most aspects of the species’ behavior remain poorly known, and the nest has been found just once.

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Recommended Citation

Blue-whiskered Tanager (Tangara johannae), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/blwtan1