Blue-whiskered Tanager Tangara johannae


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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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
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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: