Swallow Tanager, Tersina viridis


Swallow Tanager
These birds typically travel in flocks, unusual behavior for tanagers, and these two were in a flock of twenty or more, photographed in the rain from the top floor of the dining building at San Jorge Ecolodge Milpe. The sexes both show the strongly barred body, the male black on blue, the female yellow on green; the male's spectacular black mask set off against a bright turquoise body is distinctive.



Swallow Tanager