Yellow-backed Tanager (Hemithraupis flavicollis)
[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Thraupidae | [latin] Hemithraupis flavicollis | [UK] Yellow-backed Tanager | [FR] Guira a dos jaune | [DE] Gelbburzel-Tangare | [ES] Pintasilgo de Buche Dorado | [NL] Geelstuitangare
The male is mostly black above with a yellow rump and lower back. The wing shows a small white speculum. Below the throat and crissum are bright yellow while elsewhere it is whitish with a mottled look. The bill is blackish above and pinkish below. The female is dark olive above and the wings are broadly edged yellow. It is yellow below but greyer on the flanks.
Listen to the sound of Yellow-backed Tanager
Latin America : Panama to Southeast Brazil and Southeast Peru
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest. A common bird in the canopy and on the edges of rain forests, it stays high up in the canopy, making it difficult to observe. They normally form part of mixed canopy flocks.
It feeds mainly on insects but also eats fruit.
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). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not 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.
Sedentary throughout range