Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae (Cardinals, Grosbeaks and allies)  
Genus: Piranga (5 species, 11 worldwide)

White-winged Tanager
White-winged Tanager (Piranga leucoptera venezuelae)
Photograph by Fernando Flores     Copyright and usage info


Tooth-billed Tanager
Tooth-billed Tanager (Piranga lutea desidiosa) Male
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia  

Tooth-billed Tanager
Tooth-billed Tanager (Piranga lutea) Female
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia  

Split from the [Hepatic Tanager], a non-migratory version of the [Summer Tanager]. Look for a notch in the bill and a slightly darker and less flesh-colored bill than the [Summer Tanager].

Scarlet Tanager
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) Male
Hotel Cataratas Rio Celeste, Bijagua, Costa Rica  
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

Scarlet Tanager
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) Female
Isla San Andres, Colombia  

Northern migrant. Note dark wings vs. [Summer Tanager]. The Scarlet Tanager migrates to south Peru, further south than most.
Additional photo.

Summer Tanager
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) Male
ProAves Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve, AnorĂ­, Antioquia, Colombia  

Summer Tanager
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra rubra) Female
ProAves Cerulean Warbler Reserve, San Vicente de Chucuri, Santander, Colombia  

Northern migrant. The immature male is yellow with blotches of red.
Immature Male

Red-hooded Tanager
Red-hooded Tanager (Piranga rubriceps)
OtĂșn Quimbaya Wildlife Sanctuary, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia  

Scarce canopy species.

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