Black chinned Mountain Tanager
The Black chinned Mountain Tanager is a sizable and vibrant songbird that can be found in the Andean cloud forest of western Ecuador and western Colombia. It has a golden-yellow plumage with a black head, a blue patch on its wings, and a yellow stripe on its rear crown. It differs from the more widespread Blue-winged Mountain-tanager due to its yellow back, underparts tinged with orange, black chin, smaller crown stripe, and less blue in its wings. This bird is usually observed in pairs or small groups, and it can be seen traversing through the middle levels of the forest, often accompanied by mixed groups of other bird species. In some areas, it is known to visit feeders. You can spot them during our bird photography tours in the Chocó Andino in Ecuador.