Silver beaked Tanager

Ramphocelus carbo

The Silver-beaked Tanager is a bird that belongs to the Thraupidae family. It is commonly found in the understory of suburban areas and forest edges. Males have a red and black plumage with a bright silver beak, while females and young birds have an evenly maroon plumage with a dull gray beak. The bird is often heard giving a loud and metallic “pink” call. It is active in bushes and other dense growth near the ground, frequently popping up briefly before returning to the undergrowth. You can observe this bird on our birding ecotours.

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo