Silver-Backed Tanager, Ollyatantambo, Peru

Return of Bird of the Week: Silver-backed Tanager


Another spectacular tanager, the Silver-backed Tanager, feeding on a berry on the grounds of the hotel where were staying. It’s also called a Silvery Tanager, but that seems less descriptive to WC. Officially it’s┬áTangara viridicollis, the same genus as last week’s Saffron-crowned Tanager. But that’s no particular distinction, there are fifty-some species in the genus┬áTangara,…