Beryl-spangled Tanager Tangara nigroviridis

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
  • Authors: Dalia Ruiz Ruiz and Kevin J. Burns
Sections

Distribution

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Beryl-spangled Tanager
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eBird range map for Beryl-spangled Tanager

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

The Beryl-spangled Tanager occurs in the mountains of Venezulea, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. Distribution in Peru of Tangara nigroviridis. Solid circles: specimen records; open circles; sight records; dotted line: 1000 m contour (Schulenberg et al. 2006) Beryl-spangled Tanager inhabits elevations from 900-3000 m, but more often is found at elevations of 1400-2600 m (Restall et al. 2007a). For descriptions of the geographic distributions of each subspecies, see Geographic Variation.

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to South America.

Habitat

The primary habitat of the Beryl-spangled Tanager is montane evergreen forest; it also occurs in secondary forest (Parker et al. 1996). More specifically, this species occurs in humid and wet mountain forest, edges, shrubby second-growth woodland, clearings with large trees, and overgrown areas (Hilty 2003, Restall et al 2007). Because fruiting melastrome trees are abundant in shrubby edges and light woodland, Beryl-spangled Tanagers tend to be numerous in these habitats (Hilty 2003).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Ruiz, D. R. and K. J. Burns (2012). Beryl-spangled Tanager (Tangara nigroviridis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.bestan1.01