Speckled Tanager Ixothraupis guttata

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 6 subspecies
  • Authors: Nicholas A. Mason and Kevin J. Burns

The Speckled Tanager is a charismatic, brightly colored member of the genus Tangara that is rarely found alone. This species usually travels in small family groups and joins larger mixed species flocks containing many other congeneric species. Found in southern Central American and northern South America, the Speckled Tanager is an active forager, eating mostly fruits and terrestrial arthropods in the high canopy while deftly flitting among the trees of humid primary and secondary forests.


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

Recommended Citation

Mason, N. A. and K. J. Burns (2010). Speckled Tanager (Ixothraupis guttata), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.spetan1.01