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Typical male Tachyphonus Tanager (T. luctuosus)   Photo: nomdeploom Location: Panama
Typical male Tachyphonus Tanager (T. luctuosus) Photo: nomdeploom Location: Panama

Genus: Tachyphonus

[edit] Description

Small Tanagers found from Costa Rica south to countries in the northern half of South America. They live mainly in lowland humid forests, often in flocks. The males are characteristically black with small white markings on the wing. Some have small bright color patches on the head, rump, and/or crissum. The females are more earth-toned, with browns, olives, and yellow.

[edit] Taxonomy

Tachyphonus is a genus in the family Thraupidae.


Genus Tachyphonus viewedit
T. cristatus Flame-crested Tanager
T. rufiventer Yellow-crested Tanager
T. surinamus Fulvous-crested Tanager
T. luctuosus White-shouldered Tanager
T. delatrii Tawny-crested Tanager
T. coronatus Ruby-crowned Tanager
T. rufus White-lined Tanager
T. phoenicius Red-shouldered Tanager

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