Flame-rumped Tanager Ramphocelus flammigerus
(aka Lemon-rumped Tanager Ramphocelus icteronotus)

Colombian name: Toche Enjalmado
Flame-rumped Tanager, Montezuma, Tatamá, Risaralda, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Risaralda, Colombia
April 2012

The Flame-rumped Tanager is distributed from Panama to the Pacific coast of Colombia, Ecuador and north-west Peru and in the Magdalena and Cauca valleys of Colombia. See the distribution map at NatureServe. It is found in thickets, forest borders, gardens, etc. from sea-level up to about 2,000 metres.

Flame-rumped Tanager, Montezuma, Tatamá, Risaralda, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image There are two visually distinct sub-species: R. f. flammigerus with a reddish rump as in photo 3 and R. f. icteronotus with a lemon-yellow rump as seen in the other photos. Despite the visual differences, most authorities treat them as a single species with HBW being the notable exception. R.f. flammigerus is restricted mainly to the Cauca Valley and adjacent Pacific slopes.
Flame-rumped Tanager, Otun-Quimbaya, Risaralda, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Jeremy Minns recorded the male shown in photo 3.

Flame-rumped Tanager, Montezuma, Tatamá, Risaralda, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image This recording is of the sub-species R. f. icteronotus.

Flame-rumped Tanager, Montezuma, Tatamá, Risaralda, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Photo 4 shows a female and photo 5 shows an immature.
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