a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
Tanagers are one of the most colourful and diverse group of birds in the Neotropical jungle...
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).
Ramphocelus bresilius, 'Brazilian Tanager' (Sugar Loaf, Brazil). Bright stunning red in contrast when in dark green habitat. Found in the Atlantic rainforest and other habitats of north-eastern 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? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is Micronesia, New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea. Meanwhile I am giving a lecture on the Sunshine Coast (Australia) on the "Sounds of suburban south-east Queensland".