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NEOTROPICAL Tropical & Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forest

Tanagers are one of the most colourful and diverse group of birds in the Neotropical jungle. Okay, I admit, they are my favourite group of birds in the region! 

Family Thraupidae, Tanagers

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

Tangara mexicana, 'Torquoise Tanager'.

Tangara parzudakii, 'Flame-faced Tanager' (image by Damon Ramsey)(Ecuador)

Tangara parzudakii, 'Flame-faced Tanager'.

'Paradise Tanager' (image by Damon Ramsey)(Canopy Tower, Amazonia Lodge, Peru)

Tangara chilensis, 'Paradise Tanager'. Stunning bird. Usually found in canopy, in lowland rainforest around Amazon region. Despite the scientific name, they are not found in Chile.

(Antonio's Lodge, Brazil)

Thraupis palmarum, 'Palm Tanager'.

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).

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Can't go travelling until everything settles down? Here I am doing a virtual guided walk for Noble Caledonia, and here I am doing other virtual guided walks...