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.

Song and calls

© Josue de León Lux (Freelance Birding Guide)

  • 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.