Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

St Vincent Tanager (Tangara versicolor)


French: Calliste de Saint-Vincent German: Rotkappentangare Spanish: Tangara de San Vicente

Calliste versicolor


, 1878,

St Vincent


See T. argentea. Hitherto treated as conspecific with T. cucullata (below), but differs (in male) in its pale chestnut vs chocolate-brown crown (3); more russet wash to bluish underparts (1); buffier, less greenish tone to hindcollar, mantle, back and rump (1); bluer tinge to pale turquoise-green wing fringes and tail fringes (ns[1]); larger size (effect size for bill 3.02, score 2). Monotypic.

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St Vincent, in S Lesser Antilles.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2019). St Vincent Tanager (Tangara versicolor). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 19 May 2019).