|Gold-ringed Tanager Bangsia aureocincta
Colombian name: Tangará de Tatamá
|Cerro Montezuma, Tatamá, Risaralda, Colombia
The Gold-ringed Tanager is a Colombian endemic restricted to a small area around the Cerro Tatamá. See the distribution map at NatureServe.
of its restricted range and the threat to its habitat from logging it is classified as Endangered by Birdlife
It is found in wet, mossy cloudforest on the Pacific slope of the Western Cordillera where it feeds mainly on fruit but also on insects. Photos 4 shows a male bird feeding on Cecropia fruit while photos 2 and 3 show a male feeding on another type of fruit.
males have head, lower throat and sides of breast black with a conspicuous yellow ring round the
cheeks and ear-coverts. The female, seen here in photo 1, is similar but the black on the head, etc., is
replaced by a dark moss-green.
What seems to be the main vocalization is a series of undulating trills.
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