Crimson-backed Tanager
Ramphocelus dimidiatus

f6.3 @ 1/800s, ISO:2500, Nikon D3S w 500mm

"Crimson-backed Tanager," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The crimson-backed tanager is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae. It is found in Colombia, Panama, and Venezuela, and introduced to French Polynesia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest. A nickname in Panama is sangre de toro ("Blood of the bull"). Measuring around 18 cm (7.1 in) in length, the adult male has a silver sheen on its lower mandible. Its whole head and chest are a maroon red, brightening to a bright red on its lower back and abdomen. Its wings and tail are black. The female is duller with blackish underparts.
El Valle de Anton, Panama