Hooded Mountain Tanager

Buthraupis montana

The Hooded Mountain Tanager is a member of the Thraupidae family and is commonly found in the upper subtropical and temperate zones of the Andes. It is a large bird with bright lemon-yellow underparts, a blue back, and a black head. The bird’s red eyes make it easy to distinguish from other mountain-tanagers. Both male and female birds have similar plumage. The species is often seen in small groups, sometimes following mixed-species flocks, and is typically found in the middle to upper levels of forest and edge. You can spot this bird on our bird watching tours in the Manu National Park.

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo