Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae (Tanagers & Allies)  
Genus: Anisognathus (5 species, 5 worldwide)


Scarlet-bellied Mountain Tanager
Scarlet-bellied Mountain Tanager (Anisognathus igniventris erythrotus)
PNN Los Nevados, Colombia
  Usually over 3000 meters, and usually relatively common there.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Lacrimose Mountain Tanager
Lacrimose Mountain Tanager (Anisognathus lacrymosus)
PNN Los Nevados, Colombia
  Lacrimose (shedding tears). Spot behind eye distinctive in range.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Lacrimose Mountain Tanager
Lacrimose Mountain Tanager (Anisognathus lacrymosus pallididorsalis)
Perij√° Mountains, Manaure, Cesar, Colombia
  The differently colored race in Perija
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Note tear under eye. Common above 2500m.

Santa Marta Mountain Tanager
Santa Marta Mountain Tanager (Anisognathus melanogenys) ENDEMIC
Santa Marta Sierra Nevada, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Most closely related to the [Lacrimose Mountain Tanager].

Black-chinned Mountain Tanager
Black-chinned Mountain Tanager (Anisognathus notabilis)
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.



Blue-winged Mountain Tanager
Blue-winged Mountain Tanager (Anisognathus somptuosus)
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

The most common mountain tanager, found from 1600 to 3000m, and usually in groups of up to ten. Comes to feeders.
Back view.


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