NEOTROPICAL Tropical & Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forest

Tanagers are one of the most colourful and diverse group of birds in the Neotropical jungle... 

Family Thraupidae, Tanagers

Tangara mexicana, 'Torquoise Tanager' (Antonio's Lodge, Brazil)

Tangara parzudakii, 'Flame-faced Tanager' (Ecuador).

Thraupis palmarum, 'Palm Tanager' (Antonio's Lodge, Brazil)

Thraupis cyanocephala 'Blue-capped Tanager'. Found in the mountain forests and woodlands.(Wayqecha, Peru)

Thraupis episcopus, 'Blue-grey Tanager',  (Antonio's Lodge, Brazil).

Ramphocelus carbo, 'Silver-beaked Tanager', (Antonio's Lodge, Brazil).

Iridosornis jelskii, 'Golden-collared Tanager'. Found in the mountain forest. (Wayqecha, Peru)

Buthraupis montana, 'Hooded Mountain Tanager', Found in the mountain forest. (Wayqecha, Peru).

Anisognathus igniventris, 'Scarlet-bellied Mountain Tanager' Found in the mountain forest.  (Wayqecha, Peru).

Paroaria capitata'Yellow-billed Cardinal Tanager'. Is actually a Tanager and not a true Cardinal.

Diglossa cyanea, 'Masked Flowerpiercer' (Wayqecha, Peru).

Tersina viridis, 'Swallow Tanager' (Villa Carmen, Peru). Only one species in this genus. A very widespread Neotropical species. Sexually dimorphic; the male is light blue and white, the female greenish with barring.

Chlorornis riefferii, 'Grass-green Tanager' (Bellavista Cloud Lodge, Ecuador).

Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions and Australia with Coral Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.