Order: Passeriformes | Family: Cardinalidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult, basic | Sex: Male, non-breeding | Loc. Eastern Colombia
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Quito, Ecuador
Age: Adult, basic | Sex: Male molting | Loc. North America
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. North America
Status: The Scarlet Tanager is uncommon to rare but a widespread Boreal migrant in Amazonia. It forages in the canopy and sub-canopy of mature forest and less often in mature second growth. It is known to range up to 1500 m along the foothill of the Andes. The Scarlet Tanager winters in Amazonia during the months of September through March and also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Piranga Escarlata.
Sub-species: Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea), (J. F. Gmelin), 1789.
Meaning of Name: Piranga: Güaraní name Pirangá red (bird), for a small bird, a finch or a tanager. olivacea: L. olivaceus= olive-green.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.