|Stripe-bellied Tanager Tangara flava
(aka Burnished-buff Tanager Tangara cayana)
Brazilian name: saíra-amarela
Most authorities have treated the several subspecies of Burnished-buff Tanager as divided into two groups: the cayana group found north of the Amazon and in Venezuela and Colombia, and the flava group found in south and east Brazil. The HBW and Birdlife International checklist splits it into Burnished-buff Tanager T. cayana and the species shown here, Stripe-bellied Tanager T. flava. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
|The main difference between the two species is that the male of Stripe-bellied Tanager T. flava, as shown in photos 1, 2 and 6, has a broad black line running from the throat down the middle of the belly. This is lacking in the Burnished-buff Tanager T. cayana. The female, seen in photos 3 and 4, is much duller and lacks the black below. I think that photo 5 might be of a young male.|
|They are found in savannas, cerrado, gallery woodland and
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