Fairly large tanager found in open habitats in lowlands and foothills below 1,500 m. Male is all black with contrasting rump varying from lemon yellow to red. Female is dark blackish-brown above and yellow below, sometimes with an orange breast band. She also has a contrasting rump varying from lemon yellow to red. On both sexes, note stout silver bill with dark tip. Common and conspicuous in clearings, gardens, shrubby areas, and second growth, usually in pairs or small groups.