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 - Green-throated Tanager
 - Green-throated Tanager

Green-throated Tanager Tangara argyrofenges

  • VU Vulnerable
  • Names (14)
Claire Andrews, Kevin J. Burns, and Casey H. Richart
Version: 1.0 — Published January 9, 2015

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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.

Distribution of the Green-throated Tanager
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Green-throated Tanager

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. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.gnttan1.01