English : Beryl-spangled tanager
French : Calliste béryl
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Thraupidae
Notes : 4 subspecies known
The species can grow to 12 cm in length for a weight of 19.5 grams. It has a black back and black wings with broad blue and green edges. Black mask around eyes, rest of plumage is heavily spotted opal-green and black.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in the Andes from north Venezuela and Colombia, south to central Bolivia. Lives in humid montane forests, forest edges and second growth, up to 3000 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is widespread and locally abundant. It occurs in many protected areas and doesn’t seem to face any threats at the moment.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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