White-lined Tanager Photo by Ann Doty

White-lined Tanager Photo by Ann Doty
Tachyphonus rufus
Adult male
Ecuador > Pichincha
Jun 19, 2019

Alambi Cloud Forest Lodge
Pichincha, Ecuador
with VENT tour guide Michael O'Brien

Large tanager with strikingly different male and female plumages. Male is all black; the white shoulder patch is rarely visible, and even then it’s just a sliver. Female is uniformly rufous with no distinguishing features. On both sexes, look for the stout pointed bill.

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