scarlet bellied mountain tanager birds
scarlet bellied mountain tanager birds

Scarlet bellied Mountain Tanager

Anisognathus igniventris

Scarlet bellied Mountain Tanager belongs to the Thraupidae family. Common and unmistakable. Mostly black with a bright red belly, a red ear patch, and a blue rump and shoulder. Young birds are duller orange instead of red. Pairs or small flocks forage at all levels of montane forest and edges, often with mixed-species flocks. Occurs from extreme western Venezuela to Bolivia, from around 2,600 to 3,600 m. Listen for strange song: a rambling jumble of squeaks and tinkles. You can find it in our tours in the Manu National Park.

Source: ebird

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo