The common Blue-gray Tanager (Thraupis episcopus) comes in a variant with white on the wings and tail. This is known as the eastern race.
|Blue-gray Tanager - eastern form|
|Silver-beaked Tanager - male|
|Lemon-rumped Tanager - male|
The Golden Tanager (Tangara arthus) is orange-gold with a black spot on the neck and black wings.
The Green-and-gold Tanager (Tangara schrankii) is exactly as described with a black face.
The Golden-eared Tanager (Tangara chrysotis) is also green and gold, but he has an orange cheek patch and rufous belly.
The Blue-necked Tanager (Tangara cyanicollis) is black with a blue head and neck.
Lastly is a bird I had really wanted to see as it was a lifer. Unfortunately it doesn't come to feeders and I didn't get a great photo. This is the gaudy Paradise Tanager (Tangara chilensis). He has an apple green head, blue underparts, red rump and the rest is black.
photos copyright 2006 - 2015 David McDonald
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