English : Crimson-backed tanager
French : Tangara à dos rouge
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Thraupidae
Notes : 5 subspecies known
The species grows to 16 cm in length for a weight of 34 g. Male has silvery grey bill, black wings and tail, brown-red head and back, dark red belly and rump. Female is duller, with brownish-orange belly and darker bill.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in central and south America, from Panama to north Colombia and north-west Venezuela. Also on Coiba Island and Pearl archipelago. Lives in forest edges and clearings, parks, plantations and shrublands, to 2600 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is quite common within its range. It can tolerate living in man-made habitat and it doesn’t seem it will be threatened in near future.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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