A diverse set of birds called cardinals, saltators and grosbeaks are grouped in one family, cardinalidae. They are medium-sized songbirds with bills larger than those of tanagers.
Vermilion Cardinal (Cardinalis phoeniceus) Female|
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia
A female Vermilion Cardinal, a species of the very dry parts of north Colombia and Venezuela.
Streaked Saltator (Saltator striatipectus) |
Minca, Magdalena, Colombia
Crested Ant Tanager (Habia cristata) |
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia
The Crested Ant Taanger is neither an antbird or a tanager, but a member of Cardinalidae.
Black-winged Saltator (Saltator atripennis) |
Tatama National Park, Pueblo Rico, Risaralda, Colombia
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) Immature Male|
ProAves Cerulean Warbler Reserve, San Vicente de Chucuri, Santander, Colombia
A species that migrates from North America. The male is red and the female yellow. This is an immature male getting its colors.