Flame Faced Tanager
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Bird name: Flame Faced Tanager
Latin: Tangara parzudakii
Other: Tangara cariflama (Es)
Family: Thraupidae • Tanagers
Range: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
I saw Flame-faced Tanagers on several occasions at the Santa Lucia Reserve, Ecuador, but there often in deep mist. Clearer views at the Milpe Reserve, where they also visited the feeders.
On the eastern slope, also seen at San Isidro, where the nominal subspecies Tangara parzudakii parzudakii is found, which is more brightly coloured - record shot further below.
Above and directly below, the western subspecies Tangara parzudakii lunigera which has less colour in the cheeks.
Below, a Flame-faced Tanager feeding at the Santa Lucia Reserve in northern Ecuador.
Below, a Flame-faced Tanager at the Milpe Reserve feeders in northern Ecuador.
Below, more colourful Flame-faced Tanager at San Isidro Lodge