Green-throated Tanager Tangara argyrofenges

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Claire Andrews, Kevin J. Burns, and Casey H. Richart

Also known as Straw-backed Tanager, Green-throated Tanager occurs very locally and apparently disjunctly in Ecuador, northern Peru, and north central Bolivia; two subspecies are recognized. Both sexes possess a straw-colored back and a green throat, but males are further distinctive in having a black cap and underparts from the breast down, as well as blackish wings. Females, in contrast, have dark green wings, a dusky green cap and nape, and grayish posterior underparts. Green-throated Tanager usually is encountered in pairs, and at least occasionally joins mixed-species flocks, foraging high in the trees, but occasionally lower and it sometimes visits clearings.


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

Recommended Citation

Andrews, C., K. J. Burns, and C. H. Richart (2015). Green-throated Tanager (Tangara argyrofenges), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.