Crimson-collared Tanager Ramphocelus sanguinolentus

Ragupathy Kannan, Anant Deshwal, Pooja Panwar, Steven Hilty, and Eduardo de Juana
Version: 2.0 — Published May 7, 2020


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This tanager favors humid evergreen forest edge (14), dense shrubbery, secondary growth, and low trees at the forest edge or in clearings. The species frequents abandoned plantations and tree-studded pastures near watercourses (6). In the northern portion of its range, the bird has been seen in semi-open country and even in towns and villages, visiting orchards and fruit trees, although it is not stated whether this is simply for shelter or a food source to the birds (33). Generally remains within 6 m of the ground (1).

Crimson-collared Tanager typically occurs in the lowlands up to 1,200 m ( 9, 14), although in the Cordillera de Talamanca, Costa Rica it has been reported breeding at up to 1,600 m (34).

Recommended Citation

Kannan, R., A. Deshwal, P. Panwar, S. Hilty, and E. de Juana (2020). Crimson-collared Tanager (Ramphocelus sanguinolentus), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (T. S. Schulenberg, S. M. Billerman, and B. K. Keeney, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.crctan1.02