Vermilion tanager

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Vermilion tanager
Calochaetes coccineus Wolf.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Calochaetes
P.L. Sclater, 1879
Species: C. coccineus
Binomial name
Calochaetes coccineus
(Sclater, 1858)

Euchaetes coccineus

The vermilion tanager (Calochaetes coccineus) is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae. It is the only member of its genus Calochaetes.

It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Calochaetes coccineus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.