Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae (Cardinals & Allies)  
Genus: Piranga (5 species, 11 worldwide)

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


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) Male
Hotel Cataratas Rio Celeste, Bijagua, Costa Rica  
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

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

{Northern migrant}. Note dark wings vs. [Summer Tanager]. The Scarlet Tanager migrates to south Peru, further south than most.
Additional photo.

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.
Immature Male

Red-hooded Tanager
Red-hooded Tanager (Piranga rubriceps)
OtĂșn Quimbaya Wildlife Sanctuary, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia  

Scarce canopy species.

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