Scarlet bellied Mountain Tanager
The Scarlet bellied Mountain Tanager is a well-known bird belonging to the Thraupidae family. It has a black body with a bright red belly, a red ear patch, and blue rump and shoulder. Juveniles have duller orange coloring instead of red. They can be found in pairs or small groups in montane forests and edges, along with mixed-species flocks, at altitudes ranging from 2,600 to 3,600 meters, spanning from western Venezuela to Bolivia. The bird’s unique song is a rambling mix of squeaks and tinkles.
Photo: Alfredo Cornejo