saffron crowned tanager birds
saffron crowned tanager birds

Saffron Crowned Tanager

Tangara xanthocephala

Saffron Crowned Tanager belongs to the Thraupidae family. Small tanager found in Andean subtropical zone from Venezuela to Bolivia. Mostly bluish-green with darker wings and streaked back. Head is mostly bright yellow or orange with small black mask, throat, and nape. Buffy undertail coverts and vent only visible at some angles. Sexes alike. A fairly common member of mixed flocks from around 1,200–2,400 m, in cloud forest and edges. You can find it in our tours in the Manu National Park.

Source: ebird

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo