Tanagers are one of the most familiar families in South America, with well over 200 species. Varying from Blue Tit to Thrush size the family includes Honeycreepers, Flowerpiercers and Euphonias. Some visit feeding stations, such as the one at La Casa de Colibries.
The Summer Tanager is a bird well know to those who visit the USA, although it may be reclassified in the future as a Cardinal.
This is a speckled Tanager, which like many has an accurate but fairly unimaginative name.
The Blue-grey Tanager was one of the most common and widespread of the birds we saw, but that didn't detract from it's attractiveness.