Thraupidae – Tanagers and Allies

Blue-winged Mountain Tanager (Anisognathus somptuosus) by Ian

Blue-winged Mountain Tanager (Anisognathus somptuosus) by Ian

On the mountain height of Israel I will plant it; and it will bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a majestic cedar. Under it will dwell birds of every sort; in the shadow of its branches they will dwell. (Ezekiel 17:23 NKJV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Thraupidae – Tanagers and Allies


Latest I.O.C. Version

Species (383)

Brown Tanager (Orchesticus abeillei)
Yellow Cardinal (Gubernatrix cristata)
Red-crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata)
Red-cowled Cardinal (Paroaria dominicana)
Red-capped Cardinal (Paroaria gularis)
Masked Cardinal (Paroaria nigrogenis)
Crimson-fronted Cardinal (Paroaria baeri)
Yellow-billed Cardinal (Paroaria capitata)
Cinnamon Tanager (Schistochlamys ruficapillus)
Black-faced Tanager (Schistochlamys melanopis)
Magpie Tanager (Cissopis leverianus)
Black-and-white Tanager (Conothraupis speculigera)
Cone-billed Tanager (Conothraupis mesoleuca)
Scarlet-throated Tanager (Compsothraupis loricata)
White-capped Tanager (Sericossypha albocristata)
Hooded Tanager (Nemosia pileata)
Cherry-throated Tanager (Nemosia rourei)
Rufous-crested Tanager (Creurgops verticalis)
Slaty Tanager (Creurgops dentatus)
Black-capped Hemispingus (Hemispingus atropileus)
White-browed Hemispingus (Hemispingus auricularis)
Orange-browed Hemispingus (Hemispingus calophrys)
Parodi’s Hemispingus (Hemispingus parodii)
Superciliaried Hemispingus (Hemispingus superciliaris)
Grey-capped Hemispingus (Hemispingus reyi)
Oleaginous Hemispingus (Hemispingus frontalis)
Black-eared Hemispingus (Hemispingus melanotis)
Western Hemispingus (Hemispingus ochraceus)
Piura Hemispingus (Hemispingus piurae)
Slaty-backed Hemispingus (Hemispingus goeringi)
Rufous-browed Hemispingus (Hemispingus rufosuperciliaris)
Black-headed Hemispingus (Hemispingus verticalis)
Drab Hemispingus (Hemispingus xanthophthalmus)
Three-striped Hemispingus (Hemispingus trifasciatus)
Grey-hooded Bush Tanager (Cnemoscopus rubrirostris)
Fulvous-headed Tanager (Thlypopsis fulviceps)
Rufous-chested Tanager (Thlypopsis ornata)
Brown-flanked Tanager (Thlypopsis pectoralis)
Orange-headed Tanager (Thlypopsis sordida)
Buff-bellied Tanager (Thlypopsis inornata)
Rust-and-yellow Tanager (Thlypopsis ruficeps)
Chestnut-headed Tanager (Pyrrhocoma ruficeps)
White-rumped Tanager (Cypsnagra hirundinacea)
Pardusco (Nephelornis oneilli)
Black-goggled Tanager (Trichothraupis melanops)
Grey-headed Tanager (Eucometis penicillata)
Flame-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus cristatus)
Yellow-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus rufiventer)
Fulvous-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus surinamus)
White-shouldered Tanager (Tachyphonus luctuosus)
Tawny-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus delatrii)
Ruby-crowned Tanager (Tachyphonus coronatus)
White-lined Tanager (Tachyphonus rufus)
Red-shouldered Tanager (Tachyphonus phoenicius)
Black-throated Shrike-Tanager (Lanio aurantius)
White-throated Shrike-Tanager (Lanio leucothorax)
Fulvous Shrike-Tanager (Lanio fulvus)
White-winged Shrike-Tanager (Lanio versicolor)
Crimson-collared Tanager (Ramphocelus sanguinolentus)
Masked Crimson Tanager (Ramphocelus nigrogularis)
Crimson-backed Tanager (Ramphocelus dimidiatus)
Huallaga Tanager (Ramphocelus melanogaster)
Silver-beaked Tanager (Ramphocelus carbo)
Brazilian Tanager (Ramphocelus bresilia)
Passerini’s Tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii)
Cherrie’s Tanager (Ramphocelus costaricensis)
Flame-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus flammigerus)
Lemon-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus icteronotus)
Blue-grey Tanager (Thraupis episcopus)
Sayaca Tanager (Thraupis sayaca)
Glaucous Tanager (Thraupis glaucocolpa)
Azure-shouldered Tanager (Thraupis cyanoptera)
Golden-chevroned Tanager (Thraupis ornata)
Yellow-winged Tanager (Thraupis abbas)
Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum)
Blue-capped Tanager (Thraupis cyanocephala)
Blue-and-yellow Tanager (Thraupis bonariensis)
Vermilion Tanager (Calochaetes coccineus)
Blue-backed Tanager (Cyanicterus cyanicterus)
Yellow-green Tanager (Bangsia flavovirens)
Blue-and-gold Tanager (Bangsia arcaei)
Black-and-gold Tanager (Bangsia melanochlamys)
Golden-chested Tanager (Bangsia rothschildi)
Moss-backed Tanager (Bangsia edwardsi)
Gold-ringed Tanager (Bangsia aureocincta)
Orange-throated Tanager (Wetmorethraupis sterrhopteron)
Hooded Mountain Tanager (Buthraupis montana)
Black-chested Mountain Tanager (Buthraupis eximia)
Golden-backed Mountain Tanager (Buthraupis aureodorsalis)
Masked Mountain Tanager (Buthraupis wetmorei)
Santa Marta Mountain Tanager (Anisognathus melanogenys)
Lacrimose Mountain Tanager (Anisognathus lacrymosus)
Scarlet-bellied Mountain Tanager (Anisognathus igniventris)
Blue-winged Mountain Tanager (Anisognathus somptuosus)
Black-chinned Mountain Tanager (Anisognathus notabilis)
Grass-green Tanager (Chlorornis riefferii)
Rufous-bellied Mountain Tanager (Pseudosaltator rufiventris)
Buff-breasted Mountain Tanager (Dubusia taeniata)
Chestnut-bellied Mountain Tanager (Delothraupis castaneoventris)
Diademed Tanager (Stephanophorus diadematus)
Purplish-mantled Tanager (Iridosornis porphyrocephalus)
Yellow-throated Tanager (Iridosornis analis)
Golden-collared Tanager (Iridosornis jelskii)
Golden-crowned Tanager (Iridosornis rufivertex)
Yellow-scarfed Tanager (Iridosornis reinhardti)
Fawn-breasted Tanager (Pipraeidea melanonota)
Shrike-like Tanager (Neothraupis fasciata)
Glistening-green Tanager (Chlorochrysa phoenicotis)
Orange-eared Tanager (Chlorochrysa calliparaea)
Multicolored Tanager (Chlorochrysa nitidissima)
Plain-colored Tanager (Tangara inornata)
Cabanis’s Tanager (Tangara cabanisi)
Grey-and-gold Tanager (Tangara palmeri)
Turquoise Tanager (Tangara mexicana)
Paradise Tanager (Tangara chilensis)
Seven-colored Tanager (Tangara fastuosa)
Green-headed Tanager (Tangara seledon)
Red-necked Tanager (Tangara cyanocephala)
Brassy-breasted Tanager (Tangara desmaresti)
Gilt-edged Tanager (Tangara cyanoventris)
Blue-whiskered Tanager (Tangara johannae)
Green-and-gold Tanager (Tangara schrankii)
Emerald Tanager (Tangara florida)
Golden Tanager (Tangara arthus)
Silver-throated Tanager (Tangara icterocephala)
Saffron-crowned Tanager (Tangara xanthocephala)
Golden-eared Tanager (Tangara chrysotis)
Flame-faced Tanager (Tangara parzudakii)
Yellow-bellied Tanager (Tangara xanthogastra)
Spotted Tanager (Tangara punctata)
Speckled Tanager (Tangara guttata)
Dotted Tanager (Tangara varia)
Rufous-throated Tanager (Tangara rufigula)
Bay-headed Tanager (Tangara gyrola)
Rufous-winged Tanager (Tangara lavinia)
Burnished-buff Tanager (Tangara cayana)
Lesser Antillean Tanager (Tangara cucullata)
Black-backed Tanager (Tangara peruviana)
Chestnut-backed Tanager (Tangara preciosa)
Scrub Tanager (Tangara vitriolina)
Green-capped Tanager (Tangara meyerdeschauenseei)
Rufous-cheeked Tanager (Tangara rufigenis)
Golden-naped Tanager (Tangara ruficervix)
Metallic-green Tanager (Tangara labradorides)
Blue-browed Tanager (Tangara cyanotis)
Blue-necked Tanager (Tangara cyanicollis)
Golden-hooded Tanager (Tangara larvata)
Masked Tanager (Tangara nigrocincta)
Spangle-cheeked Tanager (Tangara dowii)
Green-naped Tanager (Tangara fucosa)
Beryl-spangled Tanager (Tangara nigroviridis)
Blue-and-black Tanager (Tangara vassorii)
Black-capped Tanager (Tangara heinei)
Sira Tanager (Tangara phillipsi)
Silver-backed Tanager (Tangara viridicollis)
Straw-backed Tanager (Tangara argyrofenges)
Black-headed Tanager (Tangara cyanoptera)
Opal-rumped Tanager (Tangara velia)
Opal-crowned Tanager (Tangara callophrys)
Swallow Tanager (Tersina viridis)
White-bellied Dacnis (Dacnis albiventris)
Black-faced Dacnis (Dacnis lineata)
Yellow-tufted Dacnis (Dacnis egregia)
Yellow-bellied Dacnis (Dacnis flaviventer)
Turquoise Dacnis (Dacnis hartlaubi)
Black-legged Dacnis (Dacnis nigripes)
Scarlet-thighed Dacnis (Dacnis venusta)
Blue Dacnis (Dacnis cayana)
Viridian Dacnis (Dacnis viguieri)
Scarlet-breasted Dacnis (Dacnis berlepschi)
Short-billed Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes nitidus)
Shining Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes lucidus)
Purple Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes caeruleus)
Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus)
Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza)
Golden-collared Honeycreeper (Iridophanes pulcherrimus)
Sulphur-rumped Tanager (Heterospingus rubrifrons)
Scarlet-browed Tanager (Heterospingus xanthopygius)
Guira Tanager (Hemithraupis guira)
Rufous-headed Tanager (Hemithraupis ruficapilla)
Yellow-backed Tanager (Hemithraupis flavicollis)
Black-and-yellow Tanager (Chrysothlypis chrysomelas)
Scarlet-and-white Tanager (Chrysothlypis salmoni)
Tit-like Dacnis (Xenodacnis parina)
Chestnut-vented Conebill (Conirostrum speciosum)
White-eared Conebill (Conirostrum leucogenys)
Bicolored Conebill (Conirostrum bicolor)
Pearly-breasted Conebill (Conirostrum margaritae)
Cinereous Conebill (Conirostrum cinereum)
Tamarugo Conebill (Conirostrum tamarugense)
White-browed Conebill (Conirostrum ferrugineiventre)
Rufous-browed Conebill (Conirostrum rufum)
Blue-backed Conebill (Conirostrum sitticolor)
Capped Conebill (Conirostrum albifrons)
Giant Conebill (Oreomanes fraseri)
Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer (Diglossa baritula)
Slaty Flowerpiercer (Diglossa plumbea)
Rusty Flowerpiercer (Diglossa sittoides)
Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer (Diglossa gloriosissima)
Glossy Flowerpiercer (Diglossa lafresnayii)
Moustached Flowerpiercer (Diglossa mystacalis)
Merida Flowerpiercer (Diglossa gloriosa)
Black Flowerpiercer (Diglossa humeralis)
Black-throated Flowerpiercer (Diglossa brunneiventris)
Grey-bellied Flowerpiercer (Diglossa carbonaria)
Venezuelan Flowerpiercer (Diglossa venezuelensis)
White-sided Flowerpiercer (Diglossa albilatera)
Scaled Flowerpiercer (Diglossa duidae)
Greater Flowerpiercer (Diglossa major)
Indigo Flowerpiercer (Diglossa indigotica)
Golden-eyed Flowerpiercer (Diglossa glauca)
Bluish Flowerpiercer (Diglossa caerulescens)
Masked Flowerpiercer (Diglossa cyanea)
Black-backed Bush Tanager (Urothraupis stolzmanni)
Coal-crested Finch (Charitospiza eucosma)
Black-masked Finch (Coryphaspiza melanotis)
Grey Pileated Finch (Coryphospingus pileatus)
Red Pileated Finch (Coryphospingus cucullatus)
Crimson-breasted Finch (Rhodospingus cruentus)
Black-hooded Sierra Finch (Phrygilus atriceps)
Peruvian Sierra Finch (Phrygilus punensis)
Grey-hooded Sierra Finch (Phrygilus gayi)
Patagonian Sierra Finch (Phrygilus patagonicus)
Mourning Sierra Finch (Phrygilus fruticeti)
Plumbeous Sierra Finch (Phrygilus unicolor)
Red-backed Sierra Finch (Phrygilus dorsalis)
White-throated Sierra Finch (Phrygilus erythronotus)
Ash-breasted Sierra Finch (Phrygilus plebejus)
Carbonated Sierra Finch (Phrygilus carbonarius)
Band-tailed Sierra Finch (Phrygilus alaudinus)
Blue Finch (Porphyrospiza caerulescens)
White-bridled Finch (Melanodera melanodera)
Yellow-bridled Finch (Melanodera xanthogramma)
Slaty Finch (Haplospiza rustica)
Uniform Finch (Haplospiza unicolor)
Peg-billed Finch (Acanthidops bairdi)
Black-crested Finch (Lophospingus pusillus)
Grey-crested Finch (Lophospingus griseocristatus)
Long-tailed Reed Finch (Donacospiza albifrons)
Gough Finch (Rowettia goughensis)
Inaccessible Island Finch (Nesospiza acunhae)
Nightingale Island Finch (Nesospiza questi)
Wilkins’s Finch (Nesospiza wilkinsi)
White-winged Diuca Finch (Diuca speculifera)
Common Diuca Finch (Diuca diuca)
Short-tailed Finch (Idiopsar brachyurus)
Cinereous Finch (Piezorina cinerea)
Slender-billed Finch (Xenospingus concolor)
Great Inca Finch (Incaspiza pulchra)
Rufous-backed Inca Finch (Incaspiza personata)
Grey-winged Inca Finch (Incaspiza ortizi)
Buff-bridled Inca Finch (Incaspiza laeta)
Little Inca Finch (Incaspiza watkinsi)
Bay-chested Warbling Finch (Poospiza thoracica)
Bolivian Warbling Finch (Poospiza boliviana)
Plain-tailed Warbling Finch (Poospiza alticola)
Rufous-sided Warbling Finch (Poospiza hypocondria)
Rusty-browed Warbling Finch (Poospiza erythrophrys)
Cinnamon Warbling Finch (Poospiza ornata)
Black-and-rufous Warbling Finch (Poospiza nigrorufa)
Black-and-chestnut Warbling Finch (Poospiza whitii)
Buff-throated Warbling Finch (Poospiza lateralis)
Grey-throated Warbling Finch (Poospiza cabanisi)
Rufous-breasted Warbling Finch (Poospiza rubecula)
Collared Warbling Finch (Poospiza hispaniolensis)
Ringed Warbling Finch (Poospiza torquata)
Black-capped Warbling Finch (Poospiza melanoleuca)
Cinereous Warbling Finch (Poospiza cinerea)
Chestnut-breasted Mountain Finch (Poospiza caesar)
Cochabamba Mountain Finch (Compsospiza garleppi)
Tucuman Mountain Finch (Compsospiza baeri)
Stripe-tailed Yellow Finch (Sicalis citrina)
Puna Yellow Finch (Sicalis lutea)
Bright-rumped Yellow Finch (Sicalis uropigyalis)
Citron-headed Yellow Finch (Sicalis luteocephala)
Greater Yellow Finch (Sicalis auriventris)
Greenish Yellow Finch (Sicalis olivascens)
Monte Yellow Finch (Sicalis mendozae)
Patagonian Yellow Finch (Sicalis lebruni)
Orange-fronted Yellow Finch (Sicalis columbiana)
Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola)
Grassland Yellow Finch (Sicalis luteola)
Raimondi’s Yellow Finch (Sicalis raimondii)
Sulphur-throated Finch (Sicalis taczanowskii)
Wedge-tailed Grass Finch (Emberizoides herbicola)
Lesser Grass Finch (Emberizoides ypiranganus)
Duida Grass Finch (Emberizoides duidae)
Pampa Finch (Embernagra platensis)
Serra Finch (Embernagra longicauda)
Many-colored Chaco Finch (Saltatricula multicolor)
Slate-colored Grosbeak (Saltator grossus)
Black-throated Grosbeak (Saltator fuliginosus)
Black-headed Saltator (Saltator atriceps)
Buff-throated Saltator (Saltator maximus)
Black-winged Saltator (Saltator atripennis)
Green-winged Saltator (Saltator similis)
Greyish Saltator (Saltator coerulescens)
Orinoco Saltator (Saltator orenocensis)
Thick-billed Saltator (Saltator maxillosus)
Black-cowled Saltator (Saltator nigriceps)
Golden-billed Saltator (Saltator aurantiirostris)
Masked Saltator (Saltator cinctus)
Black-throated Saltator (Saltator atricollis)
Lesser Antillean Saltator (Saltator albicollis)
Streaked Saltator (Saltator striatipectus)
Blue-black Grassquit (Volatinia jacarina)
Buffy-fronted Seedeater (Sporophila frontalis)
Temminck’s Seedeater (Sporophila falcirostris)
Slate-colored Seedeater (Sporophila schistacea)
Plumbeous Seedeater (Sporophila plumbea)
Tropeiro Seedeater (Sporophila beltoni)
Variable Seedeater (Sporophila corvina)
Grey Seedeater (Sporophila intermedia)
Wing-barred Seedeater (Sporophila americana)
Caqueta Seedeater (Sporophila murallae)
White-collared Seedeater (Sporophila torqueola)
Rusty-collared Seedeater (Sporophila collaris)
Lesson’s Seedeater (Sporophila bouvronides)
Lined Seedeater (Sporophila lineola)
Black-and-white Seedeater (Sporophila luctuosa)
Yellow-bellied Seedeater (Sporophila nigricollis)
Dubois’s Seedeater (Sporophila ardesiaca)
Double-collared Seedeater (Sporophila caerulescens)
White-throated Seedeater (Sporophila albogularis)
White-bellied Seedeater (Sporophila leucoptera)
Parrot-billed Seedeater (Sporophila peruviana)
Drab Seedeater (Sporophila simplex)
Black-and-tawny Seedeater (Sporophila nigrorufa)
Copper Seedeater (Sporophila bouvreuil)
Pearly-bellied Seedeater (Sporophila pileata)
Ruddy-breasted Seedeater (Sporophila minuta)
Tawny-bellied Seedeater (Sporophila hypoxantha)
Rufous-rumped Seedeater (Sporophila hypochroma)
Dark-throated Seedeater (Sporophila ruficollis)
Marsh Seedeater (Sporophila palustris)
Chestnut-bellied Seedeater (Sporophila castaneiventris)
Chestnut Seedeater (Sporophila cinnamomea)
Black-bellied Seedeater (Sporophila melanogaster)
Chestnut-throated Seedeater (Sporophila telasco)
Thick-billed Seed Finch (Oryzoborus funereus)
Chestnut-bellied Seed Finch (Oryzoborus angolensis)
Nicaraguan Seed Finch (Oryzoborus nuttingi)
Large-billed Seed Finch (Oryzoborus crassirostris)
Great-billed Seed Finch (Oryzoborus maximiliani)
Black-billed Seed Finch (Oryzoborus atrirostris)
Cuban Bullfinch (Melopyrrha nigra)
White-naped Seedeater (Dolospingus fringilloides)
Band-tailed Seedeater (Catamenia analis)
Plain-colored Seedeater (Catamenia inornata)
Paramo Seedeater (Catamenia homochroa)
Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)
Cuban Grassquit (Tiaris canorus)
Yellow-faced Grassquit (Tiaris olivaceus)
Dull-colored Grassquit (Tiaris obscurus)
Black-faced Grassquit (Tiaris bicolor)
Sooty Grassquit (Tiaris fuliginosus)
Yellow-shouldered Grassquit (Loxipasser anoxanthus)
Puerto Rican Bullfinch (Loxigilla portoricensis)
Greater Antillean Bullfinch (Loxigilla violacea)
Lesser Antillean Bullfinch (Loxigilla noctis)
Barbados Bullfinch (Loxigilla barbadensis)
Orangequit (Euneornis campestris)
St. Lucia Black Finch (Melanospiza richardsoni)
Large Ground Finch (Geospiza magnirostris)
Espanola Cactus Finch (Geospiza conirostris)
Medium Ground Finch (Geospiza fortis)
Small Ground Finch (Geospiza fuliginosa)
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch (Geospiza difficilis)
Genovesa Ground Finch (Geospiza acutirostris)
Vampire Ground Finch (Geospiza septentrionalis)
Common Cactus Finch (Geospiza scandens)
Genovesa Cactus Finch (Geospiza propinqua)
Vegetarian Finch (Platyspiza crassirostris)
Large Tree Finch (Camarhynchus psittacula)
Medium Tree Finch (Camarhynchus pauper)
Small Tree Finch (Camarhynchus parvulus)
Woodpecker Finch (Camarhynchus pallidus)
Mangrove Finch (Camarhynchus heliobates)
Green Warbler-Finch (Certhidea olivacea)
Grey Warbler-Finch (Certhidea fusca)
Cocos Finch (Pinaroloxias inornata)
Plushcap (Catamblyrhynchus diadema)
Yellow-shouldered Grosbeak (Parkerthraustes humeralis)


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The tanagers comprise the bird family Thraupidae, in the order Passeriformes. The family has an American distribution.

There were traditionally about 240 species of tanagers, but the taxonomic treatment of this family’s members is currently in a state of flux. As more of these birds are studied using modern molecular techniques it is expected that some genera may be relocated elsewhere. Already species in the genera Euphonia and Chlorophonia, which were once considered part of the tanager family, are now treated as members of Fringillidae, in their own subfamily (Euphoniinae). Likewise the genera Piranga (which includes the Scarlet Tanager, Summer Tanager, and Western Tanager), Chlorothraupis, and Habia appear to be members of the Cardinal family, and have been reassigned to that family by the AOU. (Wikipedia)

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