Hooded Mountain-Tanager/ Tangara montagnard/ Buthraupis montana
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.
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
It is considered in least Concern