Flame-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus flammigerus)

The Flame-rumped Tanager looks pretty much the same as the Passerini’s Tanager, except for the male having a yellow rump instead of red, and the female having a yellow belly. It has also being found that some individuals have varying degrees of orange instead of the usual yellow. Not so long ago, a female of this species was spotted in Costa Rica, an indication that its range might be spreading towards our country.

Flame-rumped Tanager, Female - Ramphocelus flammigerus - Toche Enjalmado, Hembra (2)

This species is very similar to the Passerini’s Tanager that we have in Costa Rica, except for the yellow belly.

Flame-rumped Tanager, Male - Ramphocelus flammigerus - Toche Enjalmado, Macho

This is just like the Male Passerini’s Tanager, but with a yellow rump instead of red.


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