(von Spix, 1825)
English : Masked crimson tanager
French : Tangara masqué
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Thraupidae
Notes : No subspecies known
Silvery-grey bill with black tip. Bright crimson red head except from black face mask, red breast, flanks, lower back and rump. Black belly, wings and tail. Female has duller belly and red color.
Range and habitat
South America, from south Colombia to north Bolivia and north-central Brazil, patchily in south-central Colombia. Found in shrubby forest borders, not far from water, to 1100 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species can adapt to a wide variety of water-edge habitats, making it safe at this time. It can be locally very common. Trapped in small numbers for the trade.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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