Scarlet-bellied Mountain-tanager Anisognathus igniventris
(aka Anisognathus igniventris)
Colombian name: Tangará Escarlata
Scarlet-bellied Mountain Tanager, Chingaza, Cundinamarca, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Cundinamarca, Colombia
April 2012

The Scarlet-bellied Mountain-tanager is distributed in the Andes from south-west Venezuela, through Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.

Scarlet-bellied Mountain Tanager, Montaña del Oso, Cundinamarca, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image

It is found near the treeline in upper montane forest, woodland and shrubbery mostly at between 2,600 metres and 3,500 metres.

It is very distinctive with its scarlet belly and patch behind the ear. Note also the blue wing patch and rump.

It feeds mainly on fruits but also on flowers, nectar and insects.

Scarlet-bellied Mountain Tanager, Chingaza, Cundinamarca, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image The typical song is a jumble of rising and falling tinkling notes.

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