Bird Families of the World

Brazilian Tanager

Tanagers and Allies comprise the second-largest family of birds and represent about 4% of all avian species and 12% of the Neotropical birds. The family has an American distribution.  I have separated the various species according to the genera where they belong.

The family is Thraupidae

There are 377 species placed in 104 genera.

So far I have photographed 102 different species. Of several species, I photographed male as well as female. If so I have added a photograph of each one.

See below the genera of which I photographed at least two specie. At the end, I have placed "Various genera".  Here you will find a collection of genera with only one species photographed. To make it easier you can find the genus name combined with the species name (visible when displaying the photograph)

Mitrospingid Tanager and Cardinals and Allies are also included in this page

Updated 21/05/2020


Genus Tangara - Typical colorful Tanagers. Photographed 17 of 27 species


Genus Traupis - Typical colorful Tanagers. Photographed 7 of 8 species


Genus Tachyphonus. Photographed 3 of 8 species


Genus Ramphocelus. Photographed 8 of 9 species


Genus Diglossa - Flowerpiercer. Photographed 6 of 18 species


Genus Conirostrum - Conebills. Photographed 2 of 11 species


9 different Genera - Mountain Tanagers. Photographed 7 of 21 species


5 different Genera - Honeycreepers. Photographed 5 of 16 species


2 different Genus (Geospiza, Camarhynchus) - Darwin Finches. Photographed 7 of 14 species


Genus Phrygilus - Sierra Finches. Photographed 6 of 11 species


Genus Sicalis - Yellow Finches. Photographed 6 of 13 species


Genus Saltator - Saltators. Photographed 4 of 15 species


Genus  - Cardinals. Photographed 4 of 6 species


2 different Genus (Sporophila, Catamenia) - Seedeaters. Photographed 10 of 44 species


Various genera. See the scientific name on the photograph



Mitrospingid Tanagers is a small family containing four “tanager” species that have been united recently by molecular analyses.

The family is Mitrospingidae

There are 4 species placed in 3 genera.

So far I have photographed 2 different species.




Cardinals and Allies are passerine birds found in North and South America. They are also known as cardinal-grosbeaks and cardinal-buntings. Historically, the South American cardinals in the genus Paroaria have been placed in the tanager family Thraupidae. However, DNA analysis of the genera Piranga (which includes the scarlet tanager, summer tanager, and western tanager), Chlorothraupis, and Habia showed their closer relationship to the cardinal family. They have been reassigned to that family by the American Ornithological Society.

The family is Cardinalidae

There are 49 species placed in 14 genera. So far I have photographed 8 different species. Of several species, I photographed male as well as female. If so I have added a photograph of each one.

Genus - Piranga - Tanagers. Photographed 3 of 9 species


Genus - Habia - Ant-Tanagers. Photographed 2 of 5 species


Grosbeaks. (Pheucticus, Passerina). Photographed 3 of 13 species