|Stolzmann's Tanager Urothraupis stolzmanni
(aka Black-backed Bush Tanager)
|Papallacta Pass, Ecuador
Stolzmann's Tanager is distributed in the eastern Andes from central Colombia to Ecuador. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is usually found near the tree-line in wet forest, forest edges and Polylepis woodland at between 3,000 and 4,000 metres.
|It is quite distinctive and, as such, is placed in its own genus. They are usually seen in small groups of up to
6 individuals as they forage for insects and small fruits in the bushes.
Jan Sztolcman (1854-1928) was a Polish naturalist and colleague of Taczanowski and Jelski who collected in Ecuador.
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