Wednesday, June 1, 2022

White-Lined Tanager

I saw a female white-lined tanager at our hotel in Mindo, Ecuador: Las Terrazas de Dana. When I submitted the photo for identification on iNaturalist and it came back as a white-lined tanager, I was sure it was a wrong i.d. The photos I was seeing showed an all-black bird with a white patch on the upper wing. Then I did see a female with its overall rufous plumage and was shocked at the huge contrast between the sexes. 

I think she is really beautiful. Unlike most of the other birds I saw in northwestern Ecuador, this one is mostly found in eastern South America and I found her to be beautiful. 

1 comment:

  1. If she were a person, she would be someone you'd like to meet--gentle and humble, no need for a lot of attention.