Black-and-gold Tanager Bangsia melanochlamys

Black-and-gold Tanager Bangsia melanochlamys



Colorful and rather chunky tanager with a stout bill. It is endemic to Colombia, where it inhabits cloud forest in the western Andes as well as the northern end of the central Andes. Plumage is black with an orange breast, yellow belly, and blue shoulders. Similar to Golden-chested Tanager, but yellow on underparts is much more extensive. Usually seen in middle to upper levels of the forest, sometimes with mixed species flocks. Song, often given from an exposed perch, is a rasping “pit-zhee” that may be given several times in quick succession.

Fact Sheet: Black-and-gold Tanager Bangsia melanochlamys

 

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