Straw-backed Tanager

The Straw-backed Tanager is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Straw-backed Tanager (Tangara argyrofenges) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family. It is found in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes. References - * Bird Life International 2004. Tangara argyrofenges. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 27 July 2007. Stub icon This article about a tanager is a stub. More

STRAW-BACKED TANAGER at Wildsumaco Lodge 17-20 June 2008; Rufous-crowned Antpitta and Indigo-crowned Quail-Dove at Alto Tambo June 2008; Swainson's Hawk 13/4-2008; Plain Softtail 7/3-2008, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO 10/2-2008 (first for Ecuador) and Plain-winged Antwren 2/2-2008, all at Wildsumaco Lodge; Gray-winged Trumpeter and Black-necked Red-Cotinga at Napo Wildlife Center; Spot-fronted Swift at Cotundo; Plumbeous Forest-Falcon at Septimo Paraiso; Red-billed Tyrannulet and Mourning Warbler at Wildsumaco; Orange-throated Tanager and White-throated Woodpecker at Shaime; Spangled Coquette at Copalinga; Drab Seedeater More

canopy as we watched the Straw-backed Tanager foraging on the stout plants with pungent white flowers in the understorey, the golden straw colour of its back shining out in the shaded understorey. This rare and little-known tanager is found only locally in its small range in northeast Peru and northwest Bolivia. It was accompanied by a rich assortment of other birds: woodcreepers, furnariids, antbirds, and flycatchers, including White-bellied Pygmy-Tyrant, Red-billed Tyrannulet, and the recently described Cinnamon-faced Tyrannulet. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Thraupidae
Genus : Tangara
Species : argyrofenges
Authority : (Sclater & Salvin, 1876)