Birds of Costa Rica

    PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae (Tanagers & Allies)  
Genus: Thraupis (3 species, 7 worldwide)

Yellow-winged Tanager
Yellow-winged Tanager (Thraupis abbas)
Boca Tapada, San Carlos, Costa Rica  
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

A generic tanager found at forest edges or degraded forest up to 1500m. There are now many records in north Costa Rica.

Blue-grey Tanager
Blue-grey Tanager (Thraupis episcopus)
Arenal, Costa Rica  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Usually common and widespread, even in cities. Male and female similar.

Palm Tanager
Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum violilavata)
Medellin, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Common and widespread. Often seen with Blue-grey Tanager, and sounds quite similar.

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