Black-bellied Tanager Ramphocelus melanogaster

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Josh Wauer, Erik R. Funk, Casey H. Richart, and Kevin J. Burns


The nest and eggs of Black-bellied Tanager are undescribed, and there is no published information on seasonality of breeding. The breeding biology probably is very similar to that of the closely related Silver-beaked Tanager (Ramphocelus carbo), which builds a compact cup nest, placed in a low shrub or small tree, and has a clutch of two eggs.

Recommended Citation

Wauer, J., E. R. Funk, C. H. Richart, and K. J. Burns (2017). Black-bellied Tanager (Ramphocelus melanogaster), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.