Hooded Mountain Tanager
The Hooded Mountain Tanager belongs to the Thraupidae family. This behemoth of a tanager is fairly common and widespread in the upper subtropical and temperate zones of the Andes. Its large size and loud wing beats might recall a jay, but Hooded Mountain-Tanager is bright lemon-yellow below with a blue back and mostly black head.
It also has red eyes, which help distinguish it from other mountain-tanagers. Both sexes are alike. This species is typically seen in small groups, often following a mixed-species flock, normally in the middle to upper levels of forest and edge. You can see it on our bird watching tours in the Manu National Park.
Photo: Alfredo Cornejo