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Rufous-winged Tanager Tangara lavinia

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Geramie Grande and Kevin J. Burns


Marin and Schmitt (1991) describe a nest and eggs found in Costa Rica. The nest was cup-shaped and made with fine grasses mixed with some mosses, dry leaves, and small roots and was lined with fine blackish rootlets. The location of the nest was in a citrus tree approximately 1.6 m above the ground. The nest contained two oval-shaped, bluish-white eggs that were marked with light brown, brown, purplish brown, and dark brown spots. Spots on the eggs were more concentrated at the larger end. This nest was discovered in May (Marin and Schmitt 1991). In Colombia, a nest was under construction in July (Hilty and Brown 1986).

Recommended Citation

Grande, G. and K. J. Burns (2012). Rufous-winged Tanager (Tangara lavinia), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.