Red-hooded tanager

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Red-hooded tanager
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae
Genus: Piranga
Species: P. rubriceps
Binomial name
Piranga rubriceps
Gray, 1844

The red-hooded tanager (Piranga rubriceps), is a medium-sized American songbird. Formerly placed in the tanager family (Thraupidae), it and other members of its genus are now classified in the cardinal family (Cardinalidae).[2] The species' plumage and vocalizations are similar to other members of the cardinal family. Along with the red-headed tanager and white-winged tanager, it is sometimes placed in the genus Spermagra.

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


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Piranga rubriceps". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Remsen, J. V., Jr., C. D. Cadena, A. Jaramillo, M. Nores, J. F. Pacheco, M. B. Robbins, T. S. Schulenberg, F. G. Stiles, D. F. Stotz, and K. J. Zimmer. Version [2009-04-02]. [A classification of the bird species of South America. American Ornithologists' Union.