golden collared tanager birds
golden collared tanager birds

Golden collared Tanager

Iridosornis jelskii

The Golden collared Tanager belongs to the Thraupidae family. It is a beautiful, fairly large tanager. When we talk about its colors, we can say that it has dark blue above, rusty red below, with a black head and bold yellow hood. Both sexes have similar colors. This species inhabits elfin forest and humid scrub around and above the treeline, where it is often found in mixed-species flocks with flowerpiercers and other tanagers. You can see it on the birding tours in Peru.

Source: ebird

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo