Flame-colored Tanager

The Flame-colored Tanager (also Striped Tanager, Swainson's Tanager, Flame-coloured Tanager), Piranga bidentata, is a medium-sized American songbird. Traditionally placed in the tanager family (Thraupidae) it is now thought to be much closer to cardinals (Cardinalidae).

A tropical passerine bird, the Flame-colored Tanager is found in the mountains of Mexico, and throughout Central America to northern Panama; it is occasionally seen in the United States in the mountains in the southeast corner of Arizona, the southwest of New Mexico and Sonora (the Madrean sky islands of the northern portion of the western Mexican mountain range, Sierra Madre Occidental), and also the southwest corner of Texas.


  • Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern

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