golden collared tanager birds
golden collared tanager birds

Golden collared Tanager

Iridosornis jelskii

The Golden-collared Tanager is a large and attractive bird that belongs to the Thraupidae family. It has dark blue upperparts and rusty red underparts, with a black head and a bright yellow hood that distinguishes it. Both male and female have similar coloring. This bird can be found in elfin forest and humid scrub around and above the treeline, and is often seen in mixed-species flocks with flowerpiercers and other tanagers. If you are interested in seeing this bird, you can find it on birding tours in Peru.

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo