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 4 days ago ADDED LAST WEEK 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
A beautiful species.
Locality Cinchona, Heredia Province, Costa Rica
Jorge Chinchilla 10 February 2012 2 years ago 4.7
Bird perched on wall
Locality Arenal region, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
Raymond Marsh 27 January 2015 37 weeks 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