(aka Anisognathus igniventris lunulatus)
Colombian name: Tangará Escarlata
|Colombia, Ecuador and Peru
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.
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.
|The typical song is a jumble of rising and falling tinkling notes.|
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