saffron crowned tanager birds
saffron crowned tanager birds

Saffron Crowned Tanager

Tangara xanthocephala

The Saffron Crowned Tanager is a small bird belonging to the Thraupidae family. It can be found in the Andean subtropical zone, ranging from Venezuela to Bolivia. The bird is mostly bluish-green with darker wings and a streaked back, while its head is predominantly bright yellow or orange with a small black mask, throat, and nape. Buffy undertail coverts and vent are only visible at certain angles. Both sexes have a similar appearance. This bird is commonly found in mixed flocks at elevations between 1,200 to 2,400 meters in cloud forest and edges. You can observe it during our tours in the Manu National Park.

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo