May 01, 2016

Flame faced tanager.

 Seen at Tandayapa Ecuador.

One thing we noticed about this bird was the vivid difference in colour between the species on the west side of the Andes versus those on the Amazon side.
Both were very striking but the east side birds had much more red on the face.
Tangara parzudakii
There are three subspecies of the Flame-faced Tanager, described based mostly on minor differences in plumage. The species is typically found from 1000-2600 m and is most numerous above 1500 m.
source - Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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