Black-and-gold Tanager Bangsia melanochlamys

Colombian name: Tangará Aurinegra
Black-and-gold Tanager, Cerro Montezuma, Tatamá, Risaralda, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Cerro Montezuma, Tatamá, Risaralda, Colombia
April 2012

The Black-and-gold Tanager is a Colombian endemic distributed in the central Andes in Antioquia and on the Pacific slope of the Western Cordillera at Cerro Tatamá. See the distribution map at NatureServe. It is found in humid cloudforest mainly at between 1,400 and 2,200 metres.

It is classified as Vulnerable by Birdlife International because of its restricted range and declining population.

It is black above and on the throat and flanks with ochraceous yellow breast and more golden yellow on the belly. The shoulders are dark blue.

A common vocalization is a "pit-pit"

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