The Flame-coloured tanager (Piranga bidentata), formerly known as the stripe-backed tanager, is common in the highlands of Central America, from northern Mexico south to western Panama. It has a flame red-orange body, black wings with white wing bars and spots, and a black-streaked back. Flame-faced Tanagers occur in a variety of forested habitats, including humid evergreen forest, pine-oak forests, and forest edge. Males are primarily orange or red, with dusky stripes on the back, and black wings with prominent white wing bars and tips to the tertials. Females lack red or orange; they are olive above, with dusky streaks, and yellow below, with a wing pattern similar to that of the male.