Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae (Tanagers & Allies)  
Genus: Thraupis (4 species, 9 worldwide)


Blue-capped Tanager
Blue-capped Tanager (Thraupis cyanocephala annectens)
Finca Alejandria, Cali, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

An attractive Andean species generally found over 2200m.

Blue-grey Tanager
Blue-grey Tanager (Thraupis episcopus)
Arenal, Costa Rica  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Blue-grey Tanager
Blue-grey Tanager (Thraupis episcopus mediana)
Copalinga, Zamora, Ecuador
  Amazonian white-winged race.
   
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Usually common and widespread, even in cities. Male and female similar.

Glaucous Tanager
Glaucous Tanager (Thraupis glaucocolpa)
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A desert species similar to the [Blue-grey Tanager]. Glaucous but not really grey.

Palm Tanager
Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum violilavata)
Medellin, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Common and widespread. Often seen with [Blue-grey Tanager].


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