Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae (Tanagers & Allies)  
Genus: Hemispingus (6 species, 15 worldwide)

Hemispingus (genus Hemispingus) are forest-based insect-eating tanagers that usually move together in groups, sometimes with mixed flocks.


Black-capped Hemispingus
Black-capped Hemispingus (Hemispingus atropileus)
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia  
   

Usually the most common hemispingus. Generally travels in small groups.

Oleaginous Hemispingus
Oleaginous Hemispingus (Hemispingus frontalis frontalis)
Machu Picchu, Peru  
   

A plainly colored species where the male looks like it might be a female. Oleaginous means oily.

Black-eared Hemispingus
Black-eared Hemispingus (Hemispingus melanotis melanotis)
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia  
   


Western Hemispingus
Western Hemispingus (Hemispingus ochraceus)
Reserva Geobot├ínica Pululahua, Pichincha province, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Split from the [Black-eared Hemispingus].

Superciliaried Hemispingus
Superciliaried Hemispingus (Hemispingus superciliaris)
PNN Los Nevados, Colombia
  A thin white brow (and tanager vs. warbler characteristics) differentiates from [Citrine Warbler]. Rare. Generally seen around 3000m.
   


Black-headed Hemispingus
Black-headed Hemispingus (Hemispingus verticalis)
PNN Los Nevados, Colombia  
   

Uncommon. Searches for food on top of leaves. Generally seen around 3000m, and more solitary than other hemispingus.


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