23 May, 2011

Palm Tanager

Scientific Name: Thraupis palmarum

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Lowland, semi-open areas in Central America, northern South America, Trinidad and Tobago.

Field Notes: Medium-sized passerine with overall drab olive-grey plumage but black flight feathers and tail. Conspicuously favors palm trees. Plain-coloured Tanager has grey head, no olive. Sulphur-rumped Tanager has white tufts on side of breast and yellow rump.

Personal Notes: Seen at Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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