Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae (Tanagers and allies)  
Genus: Tachyphonus (7 species, 8 worldwide)


Flame-crested Tanager
Flame-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus cristatus orinocensis) Male
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  
   

Flame-crested Tanager
Flame-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus cristatus) Male
Brazil  
   
Photograph by João Sérgio Barros F. de Souza   © All Rights Reserved.

Flame-crested Tanager
Flame-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus cristatus) Female
Brazil
  Note hint of male coloration.
   
Photograph by João Sérgio Barros F. de Souza   © All Rights Reserved.


Tawny-crested Tanager
Tawny-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus delatrii) Male
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  
   

Tawny-crested Tanager
Tawny-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus delatrii) Female
Farallones National Park, Colombia  
   

Almost always seen in noisy groups, like the [Dusky-faced Tanager], and also an insect-eater. Males much more common.

White-shouldered Tanager
White-shouldered Tanager (Tachyphonus luctuosus panamensis) Male
Rio Claro Canyon Reserve, Colombia
  Unlike the [White-lined Tanager], the white shoulder is usually visible.
   

White-shouldered Tanager
White-shouldered Tanager (Tachyphonus luctuosus) Female
Metropolitan Park, Panama City, Panama  
   

A small tanager. Female is similar to [Grey-headed Tanager], but is smaller.

Red-shouldered Tanager
Red-shouldered Tanager (Tachyphonus phoenicius) Male
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Robert Scanlon   © All Rights Reserved.

Red-shouldered Tanager
Red-shouldered Tanager (Tachyphonus phoenicius) Female
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Robert Scanlon   © All Rights Reserved.


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Yellow-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus rufiventer)
   



White-lined Tanager
White-lined Tanager (Tachyphonus rufus) Male
Farallones National Park, Colombia
  The white on the shoulder is sometimes visible but best seen during flight.
   

White-lined Tanager
White-lined Tanager (Tachyphonus rufus) Female
Farallones National Park, Colombia  
   

Additional photo.
Additional photo.

Fulvous-crested Tanager
Fulvous-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus surinamus) Male
 
   
Photograph by Philip Stouffer   © All Rights Reserved.

Fulvous-crested Tanager
Fulvous-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus surinamus) Female
Brazil  
   
Photograph by Philip Stouffer   © All Rights Reserved.



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