Birds of Colombia

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


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

Rare

Tooth-billed Tanager
Tooth-billed Tanager (Piranga lutea desidiosa) Male
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Tooth-billed Tanager
Tooth-billed Tanager (Piranga lutea) Female
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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
Zafra Reserva Natural, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Northern migrant. Females have darker wings than the similar [Summer Tanager]. The Scarlet Tanager migrates to south Peru, further south than most.
Additional photo.
A different type of immature male with dark black wings and a yellow body.

Summer Tanager
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) Male
ProAves Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve, AnorĂ­, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Summer Tanager
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra rubra) Female
ProAves Cerulean Warbler Reserve, San Vicente de Chucuri, Santander, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Northern migrant. The immature male is yellow with blotches of red. Female similar to [Scarlet Tanager] but with lighter yellower wings.
Immature Male

Red-hooded Tanager
Red-hooded Tanager (Piranga rubriceps)
OtĂșn Quimbaya Wildlife Sanctuary, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Scarce canopy species. Female similar but slightly less red and without red on chest.


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