23 May, 2011

Passerini's Tanager

Scientific Name: Ramphocelus passerinii
Population Estimate: 50-500K
Range / Habitat: Lowland moist forest, extending into shrub land and open areas in southern Mexico and Central America.
Field Notes: Medium-sized tanager, both sexes with red eye and light blue bill with dark tip. Males all black with extensive scarlet rump. Females with grey head, darker grey wings and tail. Chest and back are mottled dull yellow and olive. Males indistinguishable from Cherrie's Tanager. Female Cherrie's Tanager has bright orange on breast and rump.
Personal Notes: Seen at Lake Arenal, Costa Rica. Also known as Scarlet-rumped Tanager

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