SPECIES

Crimson-collared Tanager Ramphocelus sanguinolentus

Ragupathy Kannan, Anant Deshwal, Pooja Panwar, Steven Hilty, and Eduardo de Juana
Version: 2.0 — Published May 7, 2020

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Juvenile Crimson-collared Tanager.

Duller in color; generally more matte black or dark brown than adult. Iris is dark brown.

Juvenile Crimson-collared Tanager.

The bright red parts of the adult are duller orangish red in juveniles. This individual is beginning to molt out of Juvenile Plumage.

Presumed adult Crimson-collared Tanager.

Crown, nape , sides of the neck, and breast are glossy blood-red or crimson, forming a red hood surrounding a black face and throat.

Presumed adult Crimson-collared Tanager.

The black has a faint bluish gloss, especially on the back. The rump is crimson.

Presumed adult Crimson-collared Tanager.

Bill is silvery white or pale blue. Iris is red to reddish brown.

Presumed adult Crimson-collared Tanager.

The underwing coverts and undertail coverts are vermillion red. The belly, sides, and tail are black.

Crimson-collared Tanager (subspecies sanguinolentus).

Glossy black, although the crown, neck, breast, and tail coverts are a deep crimson red. The bill is pale bluish gray.

Crimson-collared Tanager (subspecies sanguinolentus).
Crimson-collared Tanager (subspecies apricus).

Similar to nominate sanguinolentus, but smaller.

Crimson-collared Tanager (subspecies apricus).
Crimson-collared Tanager nest with young.

The nest is a cup, composed of leaves, small vines, plant stalks, fine stems, green moss, and rootlets, lined with fine brown plant stems, papery bark or strips of Heliconia or banana leaves.

Crimson-collared Tanager nest with young.
Adult Crimson-collared Tanager feeding juvenile.
Adult Crimson-collared Tanager feeding juveniles.
Adult Crimson-collared Tanager with two juveniles.

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