© Andrew Whittake; Vent Bird
Habitat: Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru
If you happen to be hiking around elevations of 1600–3200 m in the humid forests of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, or Peru then you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the rarely seen White-capped Tanager (Sericossypha albocristata).
With a weight of 4 oz it’s the heaviest species of tanager, but not the longest. These pretty snow-capped birds stay in flocks of 20 individuals or more and will stay tightly together, flying from tree to tree to forage. Beautiful creatures, aren’t they?