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Tanager

Tanagers

Scarlet Tanager
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Thraupidae
Genera
many: see text

The tanagers are a large group of small to medium-sized passerine birds restricted to the New World, mainly in the tropics. Many species are brightly coloured.

They are seedeaters, but their preference tends towards fruit and nectar. Most have short, rounded wings.

Species list

Family: Thraupidae

  • Genus Conirostrum , the conebills[?]
    • Chestnut-vented Conebill, Conirostrum speciosum
    • White-eared Conebill, Conirostrum leucogenys
    • Bicolored Conebill, Conirostrum bicolor
    • Pearly-breasted Conebill, Conirostrum margaritae
    • Cinereous Conebill, Conirostrum cinereum
    • Tamarugo Conebill, Conirostrum tamarugense
    • White-browed Conebill, Conirostrum ferrugineiventre
    • Rufous-browed Conebill, Conirostrum rufum
    • Blue-backed Conebill, Conirostrum sitticolor
    • Capped Conebill, Conirostrum albifrons
  • Genus Oreomanes
    • Giant Conebill, Oreomanes fraseri
    • Brown Tanager, Orchesticus abeillei
  • Genus Schistochlamys
    • Cinnamon Tanager, Schistochlamys ruficapillus
    • Black-faced Tanager, Schistochlamys melanopis
  • Genus Neothraupis
    • White-banded Tanager, Neothraupis fasciata
  • Genus Cypsnagra
    • White-rumped Tanager, Cypsnagra hirundinacea
  • Genus Conothraupis
    • Black-and-white Tanager, Conothraupis speculigera
    • Cone-billed Tanager, Conothraupis mesoleuca
  • Genus Cissopis
    • Magpie Tanager, Cissopis leveriana
  • Genus Lamprospiza
    • Red-billed Pied Tanager, Lamprospiza melanoleuca
  • Genus Chlorornis
    • Grass-green Tanager, Chlorornis riefferii
  • Genus Compsothraupis
    • Scarlet-throated Tanager, Compsothraupis loricata
  • Genus
    • White-capped Sericossypha Tanager, Sericossypha albocristata
  • Genus Nesospingus
    • Puerto Rican Tanager, Nesospingus speculiferus
  • Genus Chlorospingus , the bush-tanagers[?]
    • Common Bush-Tanager, Chlorospingus ophthalmicus
    • Tacarcuna Bush-Tanager, Chlorospingus tacarcunae
    • Pirre Bush-Tanager, Chlorospingus inornatus
    • Dusky Bush-Tanager, Chlorospingus semifuscus
    • Sooty-capped Bush-Tanager, Chlorospingus pileatus
    • Short-billed Bush-Tanager, Chlorospingus parvirostris
    • Yellow-throated Bush-Tanager, Chlorospingus flavigularis
    • Yellow-green Bush-Tanager, Chlorospingus flavovirens
    • Ashy-throated Bush-Tanager, Chlorospingus canigularis
  • Genus Cnemoscopus
    • Gray-hooded Bush-Tanager, Cnemoscopus rubrirostris
  • Genus Hemispingus , the hemispinguses[?]
    • Black-capped Hemispingus, Hemispingus atropileus
    • Orange-browed Hemispingus, Hemispingus calophrys
    • Parodi's Hemispingus, Hemispingus parodii
    • Superciliaried Hemispingus, Hemispingus superciliaris
    • Gray-capped Hemispingus, Hemispingus reyi
    • Oleaginous Hemispingus, Hemispingus frontalis
    • Black-eared Hemispingus, Hemispingus melanotis
    • Slaty-backed Hemispingus, Hemispingus goeringi
    • Rufous-browed Hemispingus, Hemispingus rufosuperciliaris
    • Black-headed Hemispingus, Hemispingus verticalis
    • Drab Hemispingus, Hemispingus xanthophthalmus
    • Three-striped Hemispingus, Hemispingus trifasciatus
  • Genus Pyrrhocoma
    • Chestnut-headed Tanager, Pyrrhocoma ruficeps
  • Genus Thlypopsis
    • Fulvous-headed Tanager, Thlypopsis fulviceps
    • Rufous-chested Tanager, Thlypopsis ornata
    • Brown-flanked Tanager, Thlypopsis pectoralis
    • Orange-headed Tanager, Thlypopsis sordida
    • Buff-bellied Tanager, Thlypopsis inornata
    • Rust-and-yellow Tanager, Thlypopsis ruficeps
  • Genus Hemithraupis
    • Guira Tanager, Hemithraupis guira
    • Rufous-headed Tanager, Hemithraupis ruficapilla
    • Yellow-backed Tanager, Hemithraupis flavicollis
  • Genus Chrysothlypis
    • Black-and-yellow Tanager, Chrysothlypis chrysomelaena
    • Scarlet-and-white Tanager, Chrysothlypis salmoni
  • Genus Nemosia
    • Hooded Tanager, Nemosia pileata
    • Cherry-throated Tanager, Nemosia rourei
  • Genus Phaenicophilus , the palm-tanagers[?]
    • Black-crowned Palm-Tanager, Phaenicophilus palmarum
    • Gray-crowned Palm-Tanager, Phaenicophilus poliocephalus
  • Genus Calyptophilus , the chat-tanagers[?]
    • Western Chat-Tanager, Calyptophilus tertius
    • Eastern Chat-Tanager, Calyptophilus frugivorus
  • Genus Rhodinocichla
    • Rosy Thrush-Tanager, Rhodinocichla rosea
  • Genus Mitrospingus
    • Dusky-faced Tanager, Mitrospingus cassinii
    • Olive-backed Tanager, Mitrospingus oleagineus
  • Genus Chlorothraupis
    • Olive Tanager, Chlorothraupis carmioli
    • Lemon-spectacled Tanager, Chlorothraupis olivacea
    • Ochre-breasted Tanager, Chlorothraupis stolzmanni
  • Genus Rhodinocichla Orthogonys
    • Olive-green Tanager, Orthogonys chloricterus
  • Genus Eucometis
    • Gray-headed Tanager, Eucometis penicillata
  • Genus Lanio , the shrike-tanagers[?]
    • Fulvous Shrike-Tanager, Lanio fulvus
    • White-winged Shrike-Tanager, Lanio versicolor
    • Black-throated Shrike-Tanager, Lanio aurantius
    • White-throated Shrike-Tanager, Lanio leucothorax
  • Genus Creurgops
    • Rufous-crested Tanager, Creurgops verticalis
    • Slaty Tanager, Creurgops dentata
  • Genus Heterospingus
    • Sulphur-rumped Tanager, Heterospingus rubrifrons
    • Scarlet-browed Tanager, Heterospingus xanthopygius
  • Genus Tachyphonus
    • Flame-crested Tanager, Tachyphonus cristatus
    • Yellow-crested Tanager, Tachyphonus rufiventer
    • Fulvous-crested Tanager, Tachyphonus surinamus
    • White-shouldered Tanager, Tachyphonus luctuosus
    • Tawny-crested Tanager, Tachyphonus delatrii
    • Ruby-crowned Tanager, Tachyphonus coronatus
    • White-lined Tanager, Tachyphonus rufus
    • Red-shouldered Tanager, Tachyphonus phoenicius
  • Genus Trichothraupis
    • Black-goggled Tanager, Trichothraupis melanops
  • Genus Habia , the ant-tanagers[?]
    • Red-crowned Ant-Tanager, Habia rubica
    • Red-throated Ant-Tanager, Habia fuscicauda
    • Sooty Ant-Tanager, Habia gutturalis
    • Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager, Habia atrimaxillaris
    • Crested Ant-Tanager, Habia cristata
  • Genus Piranga
    • Rose-throated Tanager, Piranga roseogularis
    • Hepatic Tanager, Piranga flava
    • Scarlet Tanager, Piranga olivacea
    • Summer Tanager, Piranga rubra
    • Western Tanager, Piranga ludoviciana
    • Flame-colored Tanager, Piranga bidentata
    • White-winged Tanager, Piranga leucoptera
    • Red-headed Tanager, Piranga erythrocephala
    • Red-hooded Tanager, Piranga rubriceps
  • Genus Calochaetes
    • Vermilion Tanager, Calochaetes coccineus
  • Genus Ramphocelus
    • Crimson-collared Tanager, Ramphocelus sanguinolentus
    • Masked Crimson Tanager, Ramphocelus nigrogularis
    • Crimson-backed Tanager, Ramphocelus dimidiatus
    • Huallaga Tanager, Ramphocelus melanogaster
    • Silver-beaked Tanager , Ramphocelus carbo
    • Brazilian Tanager, Ramphocelus bresilius
    • Passerini's Tanager, Ramphocelus passerinii
    • Cherrie's Tanager, Ramphocelus costaricensis
    • Flame-rumped Tanager, Ramphocelus flammigerus
  • Genus Spindalis , the spindalises[?]
    • Western Spindalis, Spindalis zena
    • Puerto Rican Spindalis, Spindalis portoricensis
    • Hispaniolan Spindalis, Spindalis dominicensis
    • Jamaican Spindalis, Spindalis nigricephala
  • Genus Thraupis
    • Blue-gray Tanager, Thraupis episcopus
    • Glaucous Tanager, Thraupis glaucocolpa
    • Sayaca Tanager, Thraupis sayaca
    • Azure-shouldered Tanager, Thraupis cyanoptera
    • Golden-chevroned Tanager, Thraupis ornata
    • Blue-capped Tanager, Thraupis cyanocephala
    • Blue-and-yellow Tanager, Thraupis bonariensis
    • Yellow-winged Tanager, Thraupis abbas
    • Palm Tanager, Thraupis palmarum
  • Genus Cyanicterus
    • Blue-backed Tanager, Cyanicterus cyanicterus
  • Genus Bangsia
    • Blue-and-gold Tanager, Bangsia arcaei
    • Black-and-gold Tanager, Bangsia melanochlamys
    • Golden-chested Tanager, Bangsia rothschildi
    • Moss-backed Tanager, Bangsia edwardsi
    • Gold-ringed Tanager, Bangsia aureocincta
  • Genus Buthraupis
    • Hooded Mountain-Tanager, Buthraupis montana
    • Black-chested Mountain-Tanager, Buthraupis eximia
    • Golden-backed Mountain-Tanager, Buthraupis aureodorsalis
    • Masked Mountain-Tanager, Buthraupis wetmorei
  • Genus Wetmorethraupis
    • Orange-throated Tanager, Wetmorethraupis sterrhopteron
  • Genus Anisognathus
    • Santa Marta Mountain-Tanager, Anisognathus melanogenys
    • Lacrimose Mountain-Tanager, Anisognathus lacrymosus
    • Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager, Anisognathus igniventris
    • Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager, Anisognathus somptuosus
    • Black-chinned Mountain-Tanager, Anisognathus notabilis
  • Genus Stephanophorus
    • Diademed Tanager, Stephanophorus diadematus
  • Genus Iridosornis
    • Purplish-mantled Tanager, Iridosornis porphyrocephala
    • Yellow-throated Tanager, Iridosornis analis
    • Golden-collared Tanager, Iridosornis jelskii
    • Golden-crowned Tanager, Iridosornis rufivertex
    • Yellow-scarfed Tanager, Iridosornis reinhardti
  • Genus Thraupis Dubusia
    • Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanager, Dubusia taeniata
  • Genus Delothraupis
    • Chestnut-bellied Mountain-Tanager, Delothraupis castaneoventris
  • Genus Pipraeidea
    • Fawn-breasted Tanager, Pipraeidea melanonota
  • Genus Euphonia , the euphonias[?]
    • Jamaican Euphonia, Euphonia jamaica
    • Plumbeous Euphonia, Euphonia plumbea
    • Scrub Euphonia, Euphonia affinis
    • Purple-throated Euphonia, Euphonia chlorotica
    • Yellow-crowned Euphonia, Euphonia luteicapilla
    • Trinidad Euphonia, Euphonia trinitatis
    • Velvet-fronted Euphonia, Euphonia concinna
    • Orange-crowned Euphonia, Euphonia saturata
    • Finsch's Euphonia, Euphonia finschi
    • Violaceous Euphonia, Euphonia violacea
    • Thick-billed Euphonia, Euphonia laniirostris
    • Yellow-throated Euphonia, Euphonia hirundinacea
    • Green-chinned Euphonia, Euphonia chalybea
    • Elegant Euphonia, Euphonia elegantissima
    • Antillean Euphonia, Euphonia musica
    • Golden-rumped Euphonia, Euphonia cyanocephala
    • Spot-crowned Euphonia, Euphonia imitans
    • Fulvous-vented Euphonia, Euphonia fulvicrissa
    • Olive-backed Euphonia, Euphonia gouldi
    • Bronze-green Euphonia, Euphonia mesochrysa
    • White-lored Euphonia , Euphonia chrysopasta
    • White-vented Euphonia, Euphonia minuta
    • Tawny-capped Euphonia, Euphonia anneae
    • Orange-bellied Euphonia, Euphonia xanthogaster
    • Rufous-bellied Euphonia, Euphonia rufiventris
    • Golden-sided Euphonia, Euphonia cayennensis
    • Chestnut-bellied Euphonia, Euphonia pectoralis
  • Genus Chlorophonia , the chlorophonias[?]
    • Yellow-collared Chlorophonia, Chlorophonia flavirostris
    • Blue-naped Chlorophonia, Chlorophonia cyanea
    • Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia, Chlorophonia pyrrhophrys
    • Blue-crowned Chlorophonia, Chlorophonia occipitalis
    • Golden-browed Chlorophonia, Chlorophonia callophrys
    • Glistening-green Tanager, Chlorochrysa phoenicotis
    • Orange-eared Tanager, Chlorochrysa calliparaea
    • Multicolored Tanager, Chlorochrysa nitidissima
  • Genus Tangara
    • Plain-colored Tanager, Tangara inornata
    • Turquoise Tanager, Tangara mexicana
    • Azure-rumped Tanager, Tangara cabanisi
    • Gray-and-gold Tanager, Tangara palmeri
    • Paradise Tanager, Tangara chilensis
    • Seven-colored Tanager, Tangara fastuosa
    • Green-headed Tanager, Tangara seledon
    • Red-necked Tanager, Tangara cyanocephala
    • Brassy-breasted Tanager, Tangara desmaresti
    • Gilt-edged Tanager, Tangara cyanoventris
    • Blue-whiskered Tanager, Tangara johannae
    • Green-and-gold Tanager, Tangara schrankii
    • Emerald Tanager, Tangara florida
    • Golden Tanager, Tangara arthus
    • Silver-throated Tanager, Tangara icterocephala
    • Golden-eared Tanager, Tangara chrysotis
    • Saffron-crowned Tanager, Tangara xanthocephala
    • Flame-faced Tanager, Tangara parzudakii
    • Yellow-bellied Tanager, Tangara xanthogastra
    • Spotted Tanager, Tangara punctata
    • Speckled Tanager, Tangara guttata
    • Dotted Tanager, Tangara varia
    • Rufous-throated Tanager, Tangara rufigula
    • Bay-headed Tanager, Tangara gyrola
    • Rufous-winged Tanager, Tangara lavinia
    • Burnished-buff Tanager, Tangara cayana
    • Black-backed Tanager, Tangara peruviana
    • Lesser Antillean Tanager, Tangara cucullata
    • Chestnut-backed Tanager, Tangara preciosa
    • Scrub Tanager, Tangara vitriolina
    • Green-capped Tanager, Tangara meyerdeschauenseei
    • Rufous-cheeked Tanager, Tangara rufigenis
    • Golden-naped Tanager, Tangara ruficervix
    • Metallic-green Tanager, Tangara labradorides
    • Blue-browed Tanager, Tangara cyanotis
    • Blue-necked Tanager, Tangara cyanicollis
    • Golden-hooded Tanager, Tangara larvata
    • Masked Tanager, Tangara nigrocincta
    • Spangle-cheeked Tanager, Tangara dowii
    • Green-naped Tanager, Tangara fucosa
    • Beryl-spangled Tanager, Tangara nigroviridis
    • Blue-and-black Tanager, Tangara vassorii
    • Black-capped Tanager, Tangara heinei
    • Sira Tanager, Tangara phillipsi
    • Silver-backed Tanager, Tangara viridicollis
    • Straw-backed Tanager, Tangara argyrofenges
    • Black-headed Tanager, Tangara cyanoptera
    • Opal-rumped Tanager, Tangara velia
    • Opal-crowned Tanager, Tangara callophrys
  • Genus Iridophanes
    • Golden-collared Honeycreeper, Iridophanes pulcherrima
  • Genus Pseudodacnis
    • Turquoise Dacnis-Tanager, Pseudodacnis hartlaubi
  • Genus Dacnis , the dacnises[?]
    • White-bellied Dacnis, Dacnis albiventris
    • Black-faced Dacnis, Dacnis lineata
    • Yellow-bellied Dacnis, Dacnis flaviventer
    • Black-legged Dacnis, Dacnis nigripes
    • Scarlet-thighed Dacnis, Dacnis venusta
    • Blue Dacnis, Dacnis cayana
    • Viridian Dacnis, Dacnis viguieri
    • Scarlet-breasted Dacnis, Dacnis berlepschi
  • Genus Chlorophanes
    • Green Honeycreeper, Chlorophanes spiza
  • Genus Cyanerpes , the honeycreepers[?]
    • Short-billed Honeycreeper, Cyanerpes nitidus
    • Shining Honeycreeper, Cyanerpes lucidus
    • Purple Honeycreeper, Cyanerpes caeruleus
    • Red-legged Honeycreeper, Cyanerpes cyaneus
  • Genus Xenodacnis
    • Tit-like Dacnis, Xenodacnis parina
  • Genus Tersina
    • Swallow-Tanager, Tersina viridis
  • Genus Catamblyrhynchus
    • Plush-capped Finch, Catamblyrhynchus diadema
  • Genus Oreothraupis
    • Tanager Finch, Oreothraupis arremonops
  • Genus Urothraupis
    • Black-backed Bush-Tanager, Urothraupis stolzmanni
  • Genus Nephelornis
    • Pardusco Nephelornis oneilli



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