Order: Passeriformes | Family: Cardinalidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Alejandria, Colombia
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Manizales, Colombia
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonas, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Male and Female | Loc. Amazonia Col & Brazil
Status: The Summer Tanager is uncommon to rare but widespread Boreal migrant in Amazonia. It forages in second growth, river islands, and forest edges and it is known to range up to 1500 m along the foothill of the Andes. The Summer Tanager also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Piranga Roja.
Sub-species: Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra rubra), (Linnaeus), 1758.
Meaning of Name: Piranga: Güaraní name Pirangá red (bird), for a small bird, a finch or a tanager. rubra: L. ruber, rubra red, ruddy.
- 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.