Vermilion Tanager (Calochaetes coccineus)

Order: Passeriformes Family: Thraupidae IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Afluente, San Martin

vermilion_tanager
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Afluente, San Martin

vermilion_tanager
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Afluente, San Martin

vermilion_tanager
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Afluente, San Martin


Identification & Behavior: ~17.5 cm (6.8 in). The Vermilion Tanager is crimson red. The mask, throat, upper breast, wings, and tail are black. Both sexes are similar. It forages in the canopy and sub-canopy of humid montane forest usually in the company of mixed species flocks. The Vermilion Tanager is similar to the male White-winged Tanager but is distinguished by having a black mask and upper breast and lacking the white wing bars. It ranges at higher elevation than the similar Masked Crimson Tanager.

Status: The Vermilion Tanager is uncommon in humid montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1100-2100 m. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Tangara Bermellón.

Sub-species: Vermilion Tanager (Calochaetes coccineus), (P. L. Sclater), 1858.

Meaning of Name: Calochaetes: Gr. Kalos= beautiful and ; genus Euchaetes (P. Sclater, 1858, tanager). coccineus: L. coccineus scarlet-coloured.

See more of the Family Thraupidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
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References:

    • 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.