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Ramphocelus carbo (Silver-beaked Tanager)

Wikipedia Abstract

The silver-beaked tanager (Ramphocelus carbo) is a medium-sized passerine bird. This tanager is a resident breeder in South America from eastern Colombia and Venezuela south to Paraguay and central Brazil, and on Trinidad. It is common and conspicuous. There is considerable plumage variation between the various subspecies, differing mainly in the degree of contrast between the upperparts and the throat and breast. The silver-beaked tanager was first described by the German naturalist Peter Simon Pallas in 1764 and given the binomial name Lanius carbo.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
1
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
9
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 1.88083
EDGE Score: 1.05808

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  28.5 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  50 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  50 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  10 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  40 %
Forages - Understory [2]  50 %

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Alta Paraná Atlantic forests Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Apure-Villavicencio dry forests Colombia, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Araucaria moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Atlantic dry forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Bahia interior forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Beni savanna Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Caatinga Brazil Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Campos Rupestres montane savanna Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Caqueta moist forests Brazil, Columbia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Cerrado Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Chiquitano dry forests Bolivia, Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Cordillera La Costa montane forests Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Dry Chaco Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Guianan Freshwater swamp forests Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Guianan Highlands moist forests Venezuela, Brazil, Guyana, Colombia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Guianan moist forests Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Guianan savanna Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Gurupa varzea Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Humid Chaco Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Iquitos varzea Brazil, Peru, Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Japurá-Solimoes-Negro moist forests Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Juruá-Purus moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Lesser Antillean dry forests Grenada, St. Lucia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Llanos Colombia, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Madeira-Tapajós moist forests Brazil, Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Marajó varzea Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Maranhao Babatu forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Mato Grosso seasonal forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Monte Alegre varzea Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Napo moist forests Colombia, Venezuela, Peru Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Negro-Branco moist forests Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northeastern Brazil restingas Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Orinoco Delta swamp forests Venezuela, Guyana Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Orinoco wetlands Venezuela Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Pantanal Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Pantepuis Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Purus varzea Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Purus-Madeira moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Rio Negro campinarana Brazil, Colombia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Solimões-Japurá moist forest Brazil, Colombia, Peru Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern Andean Yungas Bolivia, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southwest Amazon moist forests Peru, Brazil, Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Tapajós-Xingu moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Tocantins/Pindare moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Trinidad and Tobago moist forests Trinidad and Tobago Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Uatuma-Trombetas moist forests Brazil, Guyana, Suriname Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Ucayali moist forests Peru Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Xingu-Tocantins-Araguaia moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bahuaja-Sonene National Park II 2716956 Madre de Dios (Puerto Maldonado), Peru  
Bosque Mbaracayú Biosphere Reserve V 691895 Paraguay  
Carapá Biological Refuge IV 9071 Paraguay  
Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve VI 921676 Ecuador  
Cinaruco-Capanaparo National Park II 1664173 Venezuela  
Cordillera Azul National Park 3367365 Huanuco, Peru  
El Caura Forest Reserve VI 12722815 Venezuela  
Estación Biológica El Frío 57221 Venezuela  
Estacion Biologica Beni Biosphere Reserve VI 335178 Bolivia  
Imataca Forest Reserve VI 13252422 Venezuela  
Madidi National Park II 3194501 Bolivia  
Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve State Sustainable Development Reserve VI 3260792 Amazonas, Brazil  
Manú National Park II 4213523 Cusco, Peru  
Mbaracayú Biological Refuge IV 4039 Paraguay  
Megantoni National Sanctuary 536005 Cusco, Peru  
Morrocoy National Park 63672 Venezuela  
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park II 4006523 Bolivia  
Parque Nacional Henri Pittier National Park 218030 Venezuela  
Parque Nacional Sierra de San Luis National Park II 50473 Venezuela  
Parque Nacional Yacambu National Park II 43025 Venezuela  
Podocarpus National Park II 364096 Ecuador  
Ralleigh Falls - Voltzberg Nature Reserve 191114 Suriname  
Río Negro National Park II 73775 Paraguay  
Reserva Cuzco Amazonico   Peru      
Reserva de la Biosfera de Yasuni Biosphere Reserve 4156313 Ecuador  
Reserve de Biosphere Cerrado Biosphere Reserve II 1812 Parana, Brazil  
Sierra del Divisor Reserve Zone 3652986 Peru      

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay No
Caribbean Islands Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks And Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands - British, Virgin Islands - U.S. No
Cerrado Brazil No
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No

Prey / Diet

Aechmea aquilega[3]
Aechmea dichlamydea[3]
Aechmea mertensii[3]
Cecropia polystachya (Trumpet tree)[3]
Combretum lanceolatum[4]
Coussarea paniculata[3]
Davilla kunthii[3]
Ficus luschnathiana[5]
Ficus religiosa (peepul tree)[5]
Ficus yoponensis[3]
Isertia parviflora[3]
Laetia procera (cuero de rana)[3]
Protium heptaphyllum[3]
Schefflera morototoni[3]
Sloanea guianensis subsp. stipitata[3]
Tilesia baccata[3]
Varronia curassavica (Liane mounton)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aburria cujubi (Red-throated Piping-guan)1
Aburria pipile (Trinidad piping guan)1
Alouatta caraya (black howler monkey)1
Alouatta palliata (mantled howler monkey)2
Amazona aestiva (Turquoise-fronted Amazon)1
Aratinga aurea (Peach-fronted Parakeet)1
Aratinga leucophthalma (White-eyed Parakeet)1
Artibeus jamaicensis (Jamaican fruit-eating bat)3
Artibeus lituratus (great fruit-eating bat)2
Ateles chamek (Chamek spider monkey)1
Ateles geoffroyi (Central American spider monkey)2
Attila spadiceus (Bright-rumped Attila)1
Bradypus tridactylus (Pale-throated Three-toed Sloth)1
Brotogeris chiriri (Yellow-chevroned Parakeet)2
Caluromys lanatus (Brown-eared Woolly Opossum)1
Carollia perspicillata (Seba's short-tailed bat)1
Cebus capucinus (white-faced capuchin)3
Chiropotes satanas (brown-bearded saki)1
Chlorophanes spiza (Green Honeycreeper)4
Coereba flaveola (Bananaquit)2
Cyanerpes caeruleus (Purple Honeycreeper)1
Cyanerpes cyaneus (Red-legged Honeycreeper)1
Dacnis cayana (Blue Dacnis)7
Dermanura phaeotis (pygmy fruit-eating bat)1
Dermanura tolteca (Toltec fruit-eating bat)1
Diopsittaca nobilis (Red-shouldered Macaw)1
Euphonia chlorotica (Purple-throated Euphonia)1
Euphonia musica (Antillean Euphonia)2
Euphonia violacea (Violaceous Euphonia)2
Forpus xanthopterygius (Blue-winged Parrotlet)1
Glossophaga soricina (Pallas's long-tongued bat)1
Icterus cayanensis (Epaulet Oriole)1
Iguana iguana (Common Green Iguana)1
Loxigilla portoricensis (Puerto Rican Bullfinch)2
Margarops fuscatus (Pearly-eyed Thrasher)2
Mazama americana (red brocket)1
Megarynchus pitangua (Boat-billed Flycatcher)1
Myiopsitta monachus (Monk Parakeet)1
Nesospingus speculiferus (Puerto Rican Tanager)2
Ortalis guttata (Speckled Chachalaca)1
Paroaria capitata (Yellow-billed Cardinal)1
Patagioenas inornata (Plain Pigeon)1
Patagioenas picazuro (Picazuro Pigeon)1
Penelope purpurascens (Crested Guan)1
Phyllops falcatus (Cuban fig-eating bat)1
Phyllostomus discolor (pale spear-nosed bat)1
Pionites leucogaster (White-bellied Parrot)1
Pipra erythrocephala (Golden-headed Manakin)1
Pitangus sulphuratus (Great Kiskadee)2
Platyrrhinus helleri (Heller's broad-nosed bat)1
Platyrrhinus lineatus (white-lined broad-nosed bat)1
Potos flavus (Kinkajou)2
Pseudoseisura cristata (Caatinga Cacholote)1
Pyrrhura molinae (Green-cheeked Parakeet)2
Ramphastos vitellinus (Channel-billed Toucan)1
Rupicola rupicola (Guianan Cock-of-the-rock)1
Saguinus leucopus (silvery-brown bare-face tamarin)2
Saltator coerulescens (Greyish Saltator)1
Sapajus apella (brown capuchin)1
Sciurus granatensis (red-tailed squirrel)1
Sturnira lilium (little yellow-shouldered bat)2
Sturnira ludovici (highland yellow-shouldered bat)1
Tachyphonus rufus (White-lined Tanager)7
Tangara cayana (Burnished-buff Tanager)1
Tangara guttata (Speckled Tanager)1
Tangara gyrola (Bay-headed Tanager)5
Tangara mexicana (Turquoise Tanager)5
Thraupis episcopus (Blue-grey Tanager)5
Thraupis palmarum (Palm Tanager)5
Thraupis sayaca (Sayaca Tanager)2
Trogon violaceus (Violaceous Trogon)1
Turdus leucomelas (Pale-breasted Thrush)1
Turdus plumbeus (Red-legged Thrush)2
Turdus rufiventris (Rufous-bellied Thrush)1
Tyrannus dominicensis (Grey Kingbird)1
Uroderma bilobatum (tent-making bat)1
Vampyressa pusilla (little yellow-eared bat)1
Vampyriscus nymphaea (striped yellow-eared bat)1
Vampyrodes caraccioli (great stripe-faced bat)1
Vireo altiloquus (Black-whiskered Vireo)2
Vireo olivaceus (Red-eyed Vireo)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Albuquerque Biological Park
Amazon World
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Birdland Park & Gardens
Bramble Park Zoo
Dallas World Aquarium
Denver Zoological Gardens
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El Paso Zoo
Fundacion Zoologica de Cali
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquarium
Miami Metrozoo
Montgomery Zoo
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
Parc des Oiseaux
Parque Zoologico Huachipa
Parque Zoologico Jaime Duque - Bogota
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
St. Paul's Como Zoo
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
Tierpark Hagenbeck GmbH
Toledo Zoological Gardens
Topeka Zoological Park
Toronto Zoo
Tracy Aviary
Umgeni River Bird Park
Woodland Park Zoological Gardens

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1THE FEEDING ECOLOGY OF TANAGERS AND HONEYCREEPERS IN TRINIDAD, Barbara K. Snow and D. W. Snow, The Auk, 88: 291-322 (1971)
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3The Feeding Ecology of Tanagers and Honeycreepers in Trinidad, Barbara K. Snow and D. W. Snow, The Auk Vol. 88, No. 2 (Apr., 1971), pp. 291-322
4The sweet jelly of Combretum lanceolatum flowers (Combretaceae): a cornucopia resource for bird pollinators in the Pantanal, western Brazil, M. Sazima, S. Vogel, A. L. do Prado, D. M. de Oliveira, G. Franz, and I. Sazima, Plant Syst. Evol. 227: 195-208 (2001)
5"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
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