Birds of Colombia

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


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

Rare

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) Immature Male
La Victoria, Caldas, Colombia
  An adult male is red with black wings.
   

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

Note dark wings vs. Summer Tanager. The Scarlet Tanager migrates to south Peru, further than most.

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.

Red-hooded Tanager
Red-hooded Tanager (Piranga rubriceps)
OtĂșn Quimbaya Wildlife Sanctuary, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia
  Rare in canopy of cloud forest.
   


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