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Crimson-backed Tanager -female-

Ramphocelus dimidiatus

(Crimson-backed Tanager / Toche pico de plata)


The Crimson-backed Tanager is restricted to Colombia, Venezuela, and Panama. It is a handsome bird, with scarlet flanks and rump grading into deep velvety crimson head and back. The base of the mandible in the adult male is swollen and brilliant white.


Photo taken at the Aviario Nacional de Colombia; Barú.


Colombia is the number one country in the world to have the largest varieties of birds, having about 1,876 species and almost 70 kinds that belong specially to Colombia. AVIARIO NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA has done an amazing job to show that. You see some of birds free and others in beautiful habitats. Peacocks, Toucans, Pink Flamingos, Crane Corona, Guacamayas, Pelicanos, Ducks, all types of little colorful birds Colombia is most famous for it, every imaginable birds are here.


This place is so well design, and so well taking care of, that you think some times you are in paradise!"

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Taken on January 24, 2018