Tangara Tanagers Tangara sp.

Paradise Tanager
Paradise Tanager
Paradise Tanager
The colourful PARADISE TANAGER, Tangara chilensis, despite its scientific name, is native to most of northern South America but its range does not reach northern Chile. The bird has a light green face and crown, a bright turquoise front, a midnight blue bib and, depending on subspecies, either a scarlet lower back or, as shown, gold and orange/red.
Paradise Tanager
Paradise Tanager
Paradise Tanager
Unusually for birds and for many Tanagers, male and female both have similar, brightly-coloured plumage. Juveniles are dull grey muted versions of the adults.
Blue-necked Tanager
Blue-necked Tanager
Blue-necked Tanager
The BLUE-NECKED TANAGER , Tangara cyanicollis, its scientific name meaning blue-necked also, is also native to northern South America, but less-extensively than its Paradise cousin. Like the Paradise, it features bright colours on a black background, with a turquoise head, straw yellow shoulders and rump and a royal blue with turquoise flash on the flanks.
Blue and Yellow Tanager
The imaginatively-named BLUE AND YELLOW TANAGER, Thraupis/Pipraeidea bonariensis, temporarily parked on this page, is native to north-eastern South America and northern Argentina and Paraguay. The bird illustrated is the eastern subspecies (darwinii) with an olive green back and bright yellow rump. The western (Argentinian/Paraguayan) nominate subspecies has a black back.