Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae (Tanagers & Allies)  
Genus: Tachyphonus (4 species, 5 worldwide)


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.

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.


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 brevipes) Male
Reserva Natural La Isla Escondida, Orito, Putumayo, Colombia
  A male not showing red crest line or fulvous rump.
   
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 degradation. Thin crest on male often hidden or hard to see. On male note fulvous crest, rump and white borders to wings. Note also a red patch on lower side. Compare male to [Flame-crested Tanager] which has a fulvous throat.


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