Genus Ramphocelus


Brazilian Tanager - A frugivorous bird, it's easily found in its natural biome wherever there's food enough available, tending to behave aggressively towards other species of birds when disputing for food. Can be seem in cities, as in the vicinity of the Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, at the jogging track named for Cláudio Coutinho , which skirts the park at the mountain's base.

Silver-beaked Tanager - Silver-beaked Tanagers are 18 cm long and weigh 25 g. Adult males are velvety crimson black with a deep crimson throat and breast. The upper mandible of the bill is black, but the enlarged lower mandible is bright silver in appearance. The bill is pointed upwards in display. The female is much duller, with brownish upperparts, reddish brown underparts and a black bill.

Cherrie - Cherrie's Tanager is very common from sea level to 1200 m altitude, and occurs occasionally up to 1700 m. The preferred habitat is semi-open areas including light second growth, woodland edges, gardens and pasture with bushes. The cup nest is built up to 6 m high in a tree. The normal clutch is two pale blue or grey eggs, marked with black, brown or lilac. This species will sometimes raise two broods in a season.


Flame-rumped Tanager - The most widespread subspecies, icteronotus, is found in the Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena in Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, and is sometimes considered a separate species, the Lemon-rumped Tanager . However, it is known to hybridize with the nominate subspecies from the Cauca Valley in Colombia.


Huallaga Tanager - Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.

Cherrie's Tanager - This species was named for Carlo Passerini, a professor at the Museum of Zoology of the University of Florence.


Crimson-collared Tanager - It was first described by the French naturalist René-Primevère Lesson in 1831, its specific epithet from the Latin adjective sanguinolentus, "bloodied", referring to its red plumage. This species is sometimes placed in a genus of its own as Phlogothraupis sanguinolenta,

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Thraupidae
Genus : Ramphocelus