Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae (Tanagers & Allies)  
Genus: Stilpnia (7 species, 14 worldwide)


Burnished-buff Tanager
Burnished-buff Tanager (Stilpnia cayana)
Butterfly World, Florida,  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Blue-necked Tanager
Blue-necked Tanager (Stilpnia cyanicollis caeruleocephala)
ProAves Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve, Anorí, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A small relatively common tanager sometimes seen outside of the forest. Usually seen in pairs.

Black-headed Tanager
Black-headed Tanager (Stilpnia cyanoptera cyanoptera) Male
Magdalena, Colombia
  The colorful subspecies found in north Colombia and north Venezuela.
   
Photograph by Matt Grube   © All Rights Reserved.

Black-headed Tanager
Black-headed Tanager (Stilpnia cyanoptera cyanoptera) Female
Venezuela  
   
Photograph by Barlovento from Venezuela     Copyright and usage info

There are two races of Black-headed Tanager. Those found in north Colombia and north Venezuela have a yellow body and blue on the wings. Those in south Venezuela have a grey body and black wings, and are sometimes called the Black-hooded Tanager.

Black-capped Tanager
Black-capped Tanager (Stilpnia heinei) Male
ProAves Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve, Anorí, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Black-capped Tanager
Black-capped Tanager (Stilpnia heinei) Female
ProAves Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve, Anorí, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Female looks a bit like the [Speckled Tanager].

Golden-hooded Tanager
Golden-hooded Tanager (Stilpnia larvata fanny)
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Masked Tanager
Masked Tanager (Stilpnia nigrocincta)
Reserva Natural La Isla Escondida, Orito, Putumayo, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Most similar to the [Blue-necked Tanager].

Scrub Tanager
Scrub Tanager (Stilpnia vitriolina)
ProAves Cerulean Warbler Reserve, San Vicente de Chucuri, Santander, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A small tanager seen outside of the forest. Often seen pecking at windows and mirrors.
Immature.


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