Rufous-throated Tanager (Tangara rufigula)

The Rufous-throated Tanager is very peculiar, with a mottled body all around, a pattern that is only broken by the black head and rufous throat. The pattern is composed of dark feathers with orange lining on the back and wings, and light yellow feathers with black spots of different shapes on the belly. In terms of body shape, it is very similar to the Silver-throated Tanager, which they shared the feeder at Doña Dora’s restaurant in Cali.

Rufous-throated Tanager - Tangara rufigula - Tangará Barbirrufa

A very conspicuous tanager because of its mottled appearance, in spite of having duller coloration that other tanagers of similar size. The rufous throat is very unique.

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