Guira Tanager Hemithraupis guira

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 8 subspecies
  • Authors: Andrew Johnstone and Kevin J. Burns

Guira Tanagers are small, brightly colored tanagers that occur is South America from Colombia south to Argentina.  There are four subspecies recognized, all of which inhabit lowland forest and tall scrub.  Their diet consists of various insects, fruits and seeds.  They are mostly seen in small groups or flocks up to 25 individuals; often in mixed species flocks. Although the Guira Tanager is widely distributed and is fairly common, the natural history of this species is poorly documented. The Guira Tanager is listed as a species of Least Concern by the IUCN.


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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Johnstone, A. and K. J. Burns (2011). Guira Tanager (Hemithraupis guira), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.