Silver-throated Tanager (Tangara icterocephala) - HBW 16, p. 220
French: Calliste safran
Spanish: Tangara Goliplateada
Taxonomy: Calliste icterocephala Bonaparte, 1851, Punta Playa Valley, south of Quito, Ecuador.
Genetic data indicate that this species is part of a monophyletic group that includes also T. johannae, T. schrankii, T. florida, T. arthus, T. xanthocephala, T. chrysotis and T. parzudakii. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- frantzii (Cabanis, 1861) - N Costa Rica S on both slopes of mountains to W Panama (Veraguas).
- oresbia Wetmore, 1962 - mountains of WC Panama (Coclé and W Panamá).
- icterocephala (Bonaparte, 1851) - mountains of Pacific slope of extreme E Panama (E Darién), and Andes of Colombia (W slope of C range in Antioquia; W slope of W range S from Antioquia) and W Ecuador (S to El Oro and W Loja); possibly also NE Peru (E Tumbes).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 22 videos
A bird perched on a thick branch Locality Mirador Rio Blanco, Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp icterocephala)
Josep del Hoyo 6 September 2007 8 years ago 27 sec 4.8
A bird eating banana at a feeder, finally being chased by a Palm Tanager Locality Mirador Rio Blanco, Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp icterocephala)
Josep del Hoyo 6 September 2007 8 years ago 24 sec 4.8
Two different views of an adult individual perched Locality San Miguel de los Bancos, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp icterocephala)
Don DesJardin 31 August 2006 8 years ago 16 sec 4.7
A bird in a tree, near a feeder Locality Mirador Rio Blanco, Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp icterocephala)
Josep del Hoyo 6 September 2007 8 years ago 31 sec 4.6
a bird coming to a feeder Locality Montezuma Peak Road, Montezuma Peak, Tatama National Park, Colombia (ssp icterocephala)
Daniêl Jimenez 11 November 2014 1 year ago 26 sec 4.6
A male bird foraging around. Locality Alto Chiquero Ranger Station, Volcan Baru National Park, Chiriquí Province, Panama (ssp frantzii)
Yoel Jimenez 25 April 2015 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 23 sec 4.5
PhotosSee all 26 photos
Silver-throated Tanager (Tangara icterocephala)
Locality Costa Rica
Paul Cools 3 March 2015 1 year ago 4.8
Bird perched on wall
Locality Arenal region, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
Raymond Marsh 27 January 2015 39 weeks ago 4.8
A beautiful species.
Locality Cinchona, Heredia Province, Costa Rica
Jorge Chinchilla 10 February 2012 2 years ago 4.7
Tangara Dorada, 13 cm., 21 g.
Locality Heredia Province, Costa Rica (ssp frantzii)
Luis Vargas 12 August 2009 6 years ago 4.7
Portrait of adult bird
Locality Milpe, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Rafael Merchante 15 November 2010 3 years ago 4.4
Locality Alambi Cloud Forest Lodge, Tandayapa Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Marco Valentini 10 November 2014 1 year ago 4.3