Fulvous Shrike tanager (Lanio fulvus)

Fulvous Shrike-Tanager

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Thraupidae | [latin] Lanio fulvus | [UK] Fulvous Shrike-tanager | [FR] Tangara mordore | [DE] Braunbrust-Wurgertangare | [ES] Frutero Dentado | [IT] Tangara averla fulva | [NL] Bruine Klauwiertangare


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Lanio fulvus SA nw, n Amazonia
Lanio fulvus fulvus
Lanio fulvus peruvianus

Physical charateristics

In the male haed, wings and tail are black, them antle dull yellow. With a rufous brown breast patch, sides of breast and lower breast dull yellow. Upperparts bright yellowish olive darkest on crown, gradually changing to reddish brown on lower back and upper wing coverts. Wings blackish and the tail brown. The sharply hooked bill is black with a tooth in the upper mandible. Legs also black.

Listen to the sound of Fulvous Shrike-tanager

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It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Prefers tall hunid terra firme and forest borders.


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Feeding habits

Almost always in mixed species flock foraging by perch-sallying. Will also sally to branches or leafs for prey.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 2,300,000 km². The global population size has not been quantified, but it is believed to be large as the species is described as ‘frequent’ in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Fulvous Shrike-tanager status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range

Distribution map

Fulvous Shrike-tanager range map


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