- Crimson-collared Tanager
 - Crimson-collared Tanager
 - Crimson-collared Tanager
 - Crimson-collared Tanager

Crimson-collared Tanager Ramphocelus sanguinolentus

  • LC Least Concern
  • Names (11)
  • Subspecies (2)
Ragupathy Kannan, Anant Deshwal, Pooja Panwar, Steven Hilty, and Eduardo de Juana
Version: 2.0 — Published May 7, 2020

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The Crimson-collared Tanager is a beautiful and easily identified black and red bird with a strikingly pale bill that is endemic to Middle America, where it is found from southeastern Mexico south to central Panama. The plumage is identical in both sexes, but juveniles are much duller, with the red parts being brick-colored. Crimson-collared Tanager is unlikely to be confused with other species in its range. This tanager is generally found in pairs for most of the year, although it forms small groups for brief periods post-breeding. Like other species of Ramphocelus, it is a bird of humid lowlands, inhabiting shrubby borders and other more open wooded habitats below 1,200 m.

Distribution of the Crimson-collared Tanager
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Crimson-collared Tanager

Recommended Citation

Kannan, R., A. Deshwal, P. Panwar, S. Hilty, and E. de Juana (2020). Crimson-collared Tanager (Ramphocelus sanguinolentus), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (T. S. Schulenberg, S. M. Billerman, and B. K. Keeney, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.crctan1.02