Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae (Tanagers & Allies)  
Genus: Tachyphonus (7 species, 8 worldwide)


Flame-crested Tanager
Flame-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus cristatus) Male
Brazil  
   
Photograph by João Sérgio Barros F. de Souza   © All Rights Reserved.

Flame-crested Tanager
Flame-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus cristatus) Female
Brazil
  Note hint of male coloration.
   
Photograph by João Sérgio Barros F. de Souza   © All Rights Reserved.


Tawny-crested Tanager
Tawny-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus delatrii) Male
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Tawny-crested Tanager
Tawny-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus delatrii) Female
Farallones National Park, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Almost always seen in noisy groups, like the [Dusky-faced Tanager], and also an insect-eater. Males much more common.

White-shouldered Tanager
White-shouldered Tanager (Tachyphonus luctuosus panamensis) Male
Rio Claro Canyon Reserve, Colombia
  Unlike the [White-lined Tanager], the white shoulder is usually visible.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

White-shouldered Tanager
White-shouldered Tanager (Tachyphonus luctuosus) Female
Metropolitan Park, Panama City, Panama  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A small tanager. Female is similar to [Grey-headed Tanager], but is smaller.

Red-shouldered Tanager
Red-shouldered Tanager (Tachyphonus phoenicius) Male
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Robert Scanlon   © All Rights Reserved.

Red-shouldered Tanager
Red-shouldered Tanager (Tachyphonus phoenicius) Female
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Robert Scanlon   © All Rights Reserved.


Yellow-crested Tanager
Yellow-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus rufiventer) Male
El Tunel, San Martín, Peru  
   
Photograph by Jesse Huth   © All Rights Reserved.


White-lined Tanager
White-lined Tanager (Tachyphonus rufus) Male
Farallones National Park, Colombia
  The white on the shoulder is sometimes visible but best seen during flight.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

White-lined Tanager
White-lined Tanager (Tachyphonus rufus) Female
Farallones National Park, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Additional photo.
Additional photo.

Fulvous-crested Tanager
Fulvous-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus surinamus surinamus) Male
Manaus, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Fulvous-crested Tanager
Fulvous-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus surinamus surinamus) Female
Manaus, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Found in forest understory (Ridgely). Adapts well to forest degredation. Thin crest on male often hidden or hard to see.


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