Crimson-collared Tanager Ramphocelus sanguinolentus
Version: 2.0 — Published May 7, 2020
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Diet and Foraging
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Main Foods Taken
Crimson-collared Tanager is omnivorous, regularly consuming both fruit and arthropods.
Microhabitat for Foraging
Generally, forages 2-10 m up in the tops of tall shrubs and the lower positions of trees (6), in general somewhat higher than Scarlet-rumped Tanager (R. passerinii) (9). Forages for insects in thick foliage (9).
Food Capture and Consumption
Hops and peers in foliage.
Major Food Items
The diet of the Crimson-collared Tanager consists of insects and fruits , but its diet is not known in any detail. Fruits documented in its diet include pulp and capsules of ripe fruits from Cymbopetalum mayanum (Annonaceae) and Trophis racemosa (Moraceae) (35), an unidentified melastome (7), and a small fig tree (36). The insect portion of the diet is even less well known.