April 19, 2016

Golden tanagers

The field guide for the birds of Ecuador lists 138 species of tanager.
The cover all the colours of the rainbow and a few new ones that I've never heard of before.


Tangara arthus


The Golden Tanager (Tangara arthus) is endemic to South America. As the name suggests, it is a brilliant golden yellow color. The details of the coloration vary geographically, and no fewer than nine subspecies are recognized.
source - Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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