|Photo by Peter Franze (Internet Bird Collection)|
rufous-crested tanager (en); saíra-de-crista-ruiva (pt); tangara à cimier roux (fr); tangara crestirrufa (es); ockerschopftangare (de)
This species is found in the Andes, from central Colombia south to central Peru.
These birds are 15 cm long and weigh 21-27 g.
The rufous-crested tanager is found in humid and wet mossy mountain forests, especially clound forests and ocasionally also along forest edges. They occur at altitudes of 1.400-2.700 m.
They feed mainly on insects, but also take some fruits.
Rufous-crested tanagers possibly breed in March-June. There is no further information regarding their reproduction.
IUCN status - LC (Least Concern)
This species has a relatively large breeding range, but is described as uncommon. The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.