Scarlet-throated Tanager (Compsothraupis loricata)
Male Scarlet-throated Tanager, Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil, March 2004 - click for larger image Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil
March 2004

The Scarlet-throated Tanager is a Brazilian endemic found in north-east Brazil. It is usually near water and inhabits caatinga, gallery woodland and semi-open areas.

Male Scarlet-throated Tanager, Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil, March 2004 - click for larger image The male is black with a scarlet patch on the throat and centre of the chest. The female, seen in the 3rd photo, lacks the scarlet patch.

This pair were perching high up on trees in the caatinga but were not really acting much like tanagers. There are possibilities that it might eventually be classified elsewhere such as with the icterids.

Female Scarlet-throated Tanager, Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil, March 2004 - click for larger image
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