Tanagers in Panama
We were able to see six different species of Tanagers while staying in Panama City.
The Blue-grey Tanagers (Thraupis episcopus – Blaugraue Tangare) were feeding at the Bananas the B&B La Estancia hang right outside the balcony.
They actually should be called Blue-grey-green Tanagers:
The slightly bigger Palm Tanagers (Thraupis palmarum – Palm Tangare) were at the Bananas too.
We were only able to get a quick glimpse of the Rosy Thrush-Tanager (Rhodinocichla rosea – Queo) in the Parque Nacional Metropolitano…
and a far away look at the White-shoulderd Tanager (Tachyphonus luctuosus – Trauertangare):
The male Crimson-backed Tanager (Ramphocelus dimidiatus – Scharlachbauch Tangare) has white flashing lower mandibles and he’s not easy to take a photo of. I only got him sitting on the Bananas shredded by the Geoffroy’s Tamarins.
The female is still red but not as bright in coloring:
And last but not least, this immature Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra – Sommertangare) showed a great color combination of red and gold: