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Cherrie's Tanager

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-[[Image:d10_1241.jpg|thumb|450px|right|Male<br />Photo by {{user|Gary+Clark|Gary Clark}} <br />Wilson Botanical Garden near San Vito, [[Costa Rica]], March 2010]]+[[Image:Cherries_Tanager.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by Bjorn Svensson.<br/ >Photo taken: Peninsula de Osa, Puntarenas province, southwest Costa Rica.]]
;[[:Category:Ramphocelus|Ramphocelus]] costaricensis ;[[:Category:Ramphocelus|Ramphocelus]] costaricensis
==Identification== ==Identification==
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====Similar Species==== ====Similar Species====
[[Passerini's Tanager]] - the male is virtually identical, and they can only be distinguished by ranges, which do not overlap. The female Cherrie's Tanager can be differentiated by brighter coloration than the Passerini's Tanager, particularly of the rump and breast. [[Passerini's Tanager]] - the male is virtually identical, and they can only be distinguished by ranges, which do not overlap. The female Cherrie's Tanager can be differentiated by brighter coloration than the Passerini's Tanager, particularly of the rump and breast.
-[[Image:IMG_2719.jpg|thumb|450px|right|Female<br />Photo by {{user|Gary+Clark|Gary Clark}}<br />Hacienda Baru near Dominical, [[Costa Rica]], March 2010]] + 
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
Pacific slope of southern [[Costa Rica]] and western [[Panama]]. Pacific slope of southern [[Costa Rica]] and western [[Panama]].

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Photo by Bjorn Svensson.Photo taken: Peninsula de Osa, Puntarenas province, southwest Costa Rica.
Photo by Bjorn Svensson.
Photo taken: Peninsula de Osa, Puntarenas province, southwest Costa Rica.
Ramphocelus costaricensis

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Identification

16cm
Male

  • Velvet black plumage
  • Brilliant scarlet rump patch extending well up the back
  • Dark red iris
  • Silver bill

Female

  • Olive above
  • Ochre below
  • Grey head
  • Orange rump
  • Brown wings and tail
  • Broad orange breast band

Similar Species

Passerini's Tanager - the male is virtually identical, and they can only be distinguished by ranges, which do not overlap. The female Cherrie's Tanager can be differentiated by brighter coloration than the Passerini's Tanager, particularly of the rump and breast.

Distribution

Pacific slope of southern Costa Rica and western Panama.

Taxonomy

Formerly lumped with Passerini's Tanager under the name Scarlet-rumped Tanager.

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Semi open habitat to 1200m, edges of woodland, pastureland, gardens.

Behaviour

Breeding

The nest is a cup placed in a tree. The clutch consists of 2 pale blue or grey eggs which are marked with black, brown or lilac.

Diet

The diet includes fruit, spiders and insects.

Vocalisation

Call: sharp wac.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Wikipedia

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