Scrub Tanager (Tangara vitriolina)

Although it bears some similarity with the Golden-naped and the Black-capped Tanagers, we did not see many Scrub Tanagers during our visit to Finca Alejandría. I just saw this individual as it approached one of the feeders and stayed long enough at the perch for me to snap one picture. They have a gray body with blueish wings, a black mask and its rust colored cap. The species seems to be very shy of people, as the bird did not actually come to the feeder and stayed at a safe distance on the branch. This may be due to its preference to live in bushy areas.

Scrub Tanager - Tangara vitriolina - Tangará Rastrojera

This species came to the feeders at Finca Alejandría just a few times, and it was the most shy of them all.

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