Hooded Mountain-Tanager/ Tangara montagnard/ Buthraupis montana

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Thraupidae


Buthraupis: Gr. Bou= great, thraupis= unknown small bird, perhaps some sort of finch. In ornithology thraupis signifies tanager. montana: L. montanus= of the mountains, mountain-, mountaineer.


It measures around of 23.5 cm (9.2 in). The Hooded Mountain-Tanager is blue above and yellow below. It has a distinctive black hood and bright red iris.

Similar species

It is similar to the Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanager but is distinguished by larger size, and a lack of bluish on the forehead. Also, see Lacrimose Mountain-Tanager and Black-chested Mountain Tanager.


It is found in Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru  and Venezuela.


The Hooded Mountain-Tanager is common in humid montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 2200-3500 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.


It forages in the canopy of montane forests in family groups or along with mixed species flocks.


  • Buthraupis montana cucullata
  • Buthraupis montana cyanonota
  • Buthraupis montana gigas
  • Buthraupis montana montana
  • Buthraupis montana saturata
  • Buthraupis montana venezuelana

Conservacion Status

It is considered in least Concern

Vocalization/ Song