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Category:Piranga - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Piranga


A genus of New World passerine birds with common names of Tanager, but actually they are members of the Cardinal family. They have similar morphs and habits with the true tanagers (genus Tangara), but the latter are typically multi-colored, whereas Pirangas are primarily red or orange, except for black wings and tail.


Piranga is a genus in the Family Cardinalidae.
It was formerly placed within the Tanagers in the family Thraupidae but new research has shown that it is better placed with the Cardinals.

Genus Piranga viewedit
P. roseogularis Rose-throated Tanager
P. flava Hepatic Tanager
P. rubra Summer Tanager
P. olivacea Scarlet Tanager
P. ludoviciana Western Tanager
P. bidentata Flame-colored Tanager
P. leucoptera White-winged Tanager
P. erythrocephala Red-headed Tanager
P. rubriceps Red-hooded Tanager


  1. SACC discussion read in October 2008

Pages in category ‘Piranga’

The following 9 pages are in this category, out of 9 total.