Chestnut-headed Tanager

The Chestnut-headed Tanager is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

A family group of Chestnut-headed Tanager in the deep forest bit constitutes a considerable range extension inland from where they are known. Peach-fronted and Golden-capped Parakeets were seen both flying and sitting but never afforded really close views. Other species in the gallery forest around the waterfall included Scaly-headed Parrot, Glittering-bellied Emerald, Planalto Hermit, Amethyst Woodstar, Scaled Woodcreeper, Variable Antshrike, White-bearded Manakin, Chestnut-crowned Becrad, White-rimmed Warbler, Green-winged Saltator, Flavescent Warbler and Sooty Tyrannulet. More

turned up, followed by a fantastic Chestnut-headed Tanager, here at the northern limit of it's range and a first for us on this itinerary. A parade of more common tanagers followed as we quickly saw Ruby-crowned, Sayaca, Azure-shouldered, Golden-chevroned, and Diademed, all of which we would see many more times through the trip. A beautiful White-throated Woodcreeper followed, as well as the usual gamut of common species, before we headed off down the road to a stakeout for Long-trained Nightjar just before dusk. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Thraupidae
Genus : Pyrrhocoma
Species : ruficeps
Authority : (Strickland, 1844)