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Thraupidae

Rufous-crested tanager

Creurgops verticalis Photo by Peter Franze (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:rufous-crested tanager (en); saíra-de-crista-ruiva (pt); tangara à cimier roux (fr); tangara crestirrufa (es); ockerschopftangare (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily ThraupidaeRange:This species is found in the Andes, from central Colombia south to central Peru.Size:These birds are 15 cm long and weigh 21-27 g.Habitat:The rufous-crested tanager is found in humid […]

Western spindalis

Spindalis zena Photo by John Schwarz (Birdspix) Common name:western spindais (en); zena-de-cuba (pt); zéna à tête rayée (fr); cigua cubana (es); Kuba-streifenkopftangare (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily ThraupidaeRange:This species is found in the northern Caribbean, in the Bahamas, Cuba, Turks and Caicos, on Grand Cayman island, and on the island of Cozumel off the coast of the Yucatán […]

Sooty-capped bush-tanager

Chlorospingus pileatus (Photo from Flickr) Common name:sooty-capped bush-tanager (en); saíra-do-mato-de-sobrolho-branco (pt); chlorospin à sourcils brisés (fr); frutero copetón (es); weißbrauen-buschtangare (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily ThraupidaeRange:This species is found in the mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama.Size:These birds are 13,5-14 cm long and weigh 16-24 g.Habitat:The sooty-capped bush-tanager is mostly found in mossy, moist and wet mountain […]

Purplish-mantled tanager

Iridosornis porphyrocephalus Photo by Nick Athanas (Antpitta) Common name:purplish-mantled tanager (en); sanhaçu-de-barrete-azul (pt); tangara à cape bleue (fr); tangara capiazul (es); purpurmanteltangare (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily ThraupidaeRange:This species is found along the Pacific slopes of the Andes in western Colombia as far north as Chocó and south to north-western Ecuador. Also on the Central Andes of Colombia […]

Orange-throated tanager

Wetmorethraupis sterrhopteron Photo by Dusan Brinkhuizen (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:orange-throated tanager (en); saíra-de-papo-laranja (pt); tangara à gorge orangée (fr); tangara golinaranja (es); veilchenschultertangare (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily ThraupidaeRange:This species is only found in a small area of northern Peru, in the eastern slopes and foothills of the Andes above the rivers Marañón and Cenepa, in the […]

Parodi’s hemispingus

Hemispingus parodii Photo by Fabrice Schmitt (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:Parodi’s hemispingus (en); hemispingo-de-Parodi (pt); tangara de Parodi (fr); hemispingo de Parodi (es); gelbbrauenhemispingus (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily ThraupidaeRange:This species is endemic to Peru, only being in the eastern slopes of the Andes in the south central part of the country, from the Cordillera Vilcabamba south to […]

Tamarugo conebill

Conirostrum tamarugense Photo by Gonzalo Gonzalez (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:tamarugo conebill (en); figuinha-do-tamarugo (pt); conirostre des tamarugos (fr); comesebo de los tamarugales (es); rotstirn-spitzschnabel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily ThraupidaeRange:This species is only found breeding in a few locations within Pampa del Tamarugal, in northern Chile. They migrate north to winter other parts of northern Chile and […]

Blue-backed tanager

Cyanicterus cyanicterus Photo by Anselmo d’Affonseca (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:blue-backed tanager (en); pipira-azul (pt); tangara cyanictère (fr); tangará dorsiazul (es); ziertangare (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily ThraupidaeRange:This species is found in eastern Venezuela, the Guyanas and marginally into northern Brazil.Size:These birds 17-18,5 cm and weigh 33-36 g.Habitat:The blue-backed tanager is mostly found in lowland rainforests, also using […]

Blue-naped chlorophonia

Chlorophonia cyanea Photo by Dario Sanches (Wikipedia) Common name:blue-naped chlorophonia (en); gaturamo-bandeira (en); organiste à nuque bleue (fr); tangará bonito (es); grünorganist (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily ThraupidaeRange:This South American species has a highly disjunct distribution, with three main areas of occurrence. One population is found in southern Venezuela, south-western Guyana and marginally into northern Brazil. A second […]

Black-and-white tanager

Conothraupis speculigera Photo by Nick Athanas (Antpitta) Common name:black-and-white tanager (en); tiê-preto-e-branco (pt); tangara à miroir blanc (fr); tangara albinegra (es); spiegeltangare (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily ThraupidaeRange:This species breeds in the western slope of the Andes in south-western Ecuador and north-western Peru. They migrate east to winter on the eastern slopes of the Andes in Peruvian Amazonia […]