Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae (Tanagers & Allies)  
Genus: Bangsia (6 species, 6 worldwide)

Blue-and-gold Tanager
Blue-and-gold Tanager (Bangsia arcaei caeruleigularis) Near Threatened
PN Braulio Carrillo, Costa Rica  
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

Gold-ringed Tanager
Gold-ringed Tanager (Bangsia aureocincta) Male Vulnerable ENDEMIC
Tatama National Park, Pueblo Rico, Risaralda, Colombia
  Female similar but blacks replaced by green.
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Moss-backed Tanager
Moss-backed Tanager (Bangsia edwardsi)
Photograph by Nigel Eggers   © All Rights Reserved.

Yellow-green Tanager
Yellow-green Tanager (Bangsia flavovirens) Vulnerable
La UniĆ³n, Esmeraldas province, Ecuador  
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

A rare tanager recently moved into the genus Bangsia, which include small but not tiny tanagers who favor very wet habitat.

Black-and-gold Tanager
Black-and-gold Tanager (Bangsia melanochlamys) Vulnerable ENDEMIC
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Found in the rainy belt around 1500-2000m, from PNN Tatama to the ProAves Tangeras reserve.

Golden-chested Tanager
Golden-chested Tanager (Bangsia rothschildi)
Sabaletas, Valle de Cauca, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Found in a narrow altitude band.

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