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Palm tanager        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Palm tanagers are one of the commonest -- and least colorful -- of the diverse group of tanagers in Central and South America.   These were exploring a palm tree and feeding on small fruits in Gamboa, Panama; the more colorful birds were in southeastern Peru.   Other common species in Gamboa included white-shouldered, plain-colored, golden-hooded, crimson-backed, blue-gray, and gray-headed tanagers.

  • Canon 30D, 1D4, or 7D2; Canon 500 mm IS lens plus 2X converter or 800 mm IS lens plus 1.4 X extender, some with fill-in flash (2006, 2013, 2014, 2016)