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Photo by Luiz
Serrinha do Alambari, Resende, RJ, Brazil
Tachyphonus coronatus



  • Bluish-black plumage
  • Narrow scarlet crown patch (only visible on excitement)
  • White underwings (visible in flight)

The female is rufous-brown above and lighter brown below. If seen well she has a breast with faint streaks.

Photo by Daniesser
Manhumirim/MG - Brazil, October 2006

Similar Species

The female is very similar to female White-lined Tanager, but has a duller head and the breast streaks.


South America: found in easter Paraguay to south-eastern Brazil and north-eastern Argentina.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Atlantic Rainforest and forest borders, secondary growth, orchards, city parks and gardens.


Photo by Aracari
Cubatão, SP, Brazil, March 2006


  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Arthur Grosset

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