Flame-rumped Tanager Ramphocelus flammigerus


Sometimes referred to, equally appropriately, as Yellow-rumped Tanager, this species occurs from western Panama south through Colombia to western Ecuador. Throughout most of its range (except Colombia’s Cauca Valley) the male is velvety black with the exception of the bright lemon-yellow rump and lower back, and have a largely pale bill, whereas the female is blackish brown above with an orange-red rump patch, and yellow below with an orange breast band. Like most other Ramphocelus tanagers this is a sociable bird, being typically found in monospecific flocks, which inhabit shrubby semi-open areas in lowland regions.

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

Recommended Citation

Flame-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus flammigerus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/flrtan1