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:


~ by Natalie on April 14, 2012.

One Response to “Tanagers in Panama”

  1. love, Love, LOVE Blue-gray Tanager photos. My most favorite Tanager. You have lovely photos.

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