Red-billed Pied-Tanager (Lamprospiza melanoleuca)

Red-billed Pied-Tanager

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Thraupidae | [latin] Lamprospiza melanoleuca | [UK] Red-billed Pied-Tanager | [FR] Tangara a bec rouge | [DE] Rotschnabel-Tangare | [ES] Frutero de Pico Rojo Palido | [NL] Roodsnaveltangare


Monotypic species


Physical charateristics

It is fairly unmistakable with its red bill, and white underparts contrasting with the black back, head and throat. Two black bands cross the chest at an angle. The female is similar but has a grey nape, back and rump

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South America : Amazonia


The Red-billed Pied-tanager is distributed in the Guianas, the lower Amazon Basin and much of western Amazonia south of the Amazon river. It is found in the borders and canopy of humid forest.


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Feeding habits

It is usually seen in small groups accompanying a mixed-species canopy flock, eating mainly fruit but also some insects.


This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
It lives in the lowlands of Brazil, Bolivia, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru and Suriname.
Red-billed Pied-Tanager status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range

Distribution map

Red-billed Pied-Tanager distribution range map

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