Birds of Colombia

Blue-winged mountain tanager 
Tángara primavera |

Anisognathus somptuosus

This is a rather a common large tanager with a plumage pattern of brilliant yellow, black and blue. It present yellow in the inferior part and black above with a visible blue patch on its shoulder. The feathers of the wings have blue edges as well as the tail feathers. Its crown is yellow. This chunky medium-sized tanager is widespread, conspicuous and unmistakable. It is found in montane humid cloud forests from 1200 to 2600 m and it often visits gardens and parks. It is seen in groups of 3 or more birds but not gregarious. This tanager builds a cup-shaped nest where the female lays 3 to 5 eggs that are incubated for two weeks. Both sexes share nesting responsibilities.

De hermoso plumaje brillante amarillo, negro y azul en su cuerpo.Tiene una lista amplia amarilla desde la coronilla que se extiende hasta la nuca. La frente y los lados de la cabeza son de color negro. Tiene un característico parche azul en los hombros, la parte posterior del ala y la cola. Su parte superior es de plumaje negro y la inferior amarillo dorado brillante. Ojos rojo oscuro. En parejas o en grupos de 3-10 individuos. Pico negruzco lo mismo piernas y patas. Mide 19-20 cm. Existen 8 subespecies de éstas 4 en Colombia. Se la encuentra en bosques húmedos andinos entre los 1200 a 2600 m. Se alimenta de insectos y fruta. Nido en forma de copa donde la hembra pone de 3 a 5 huevos que los incuba durante dos semanas. Ambos sexos comparten tareas con sus crías.

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blue-winged mountain tanager | Tángara primavera | anisognathus somptuosus

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