Azure-rumped Tanager Tangara cabanisi

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: 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.


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

Recommended Citation

Eisermann, K. (2011). Azure-rumped Tanager (Tangara cabanisi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.