|Huallaga Tanager Ramphocelus melanogaster
(aka Black-bellied Tanager)
|San Martin, Peru
The Huallaga Tanager is endemic to Peru where it is restricted to a small area of the Huallaga and Mayo valleys at between 500 and 1,800 metres. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
|In this small area it replaces the Silver-beaked Tanager R. carbo and the male is distinguished from that species by its red rump and flanks. The female, seen here in photo 3, shows a greater contrast between dark head and reddish breast and belly and has a brighter red rump than the female Silver-beaked Tanager.|
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