The Multicoloured Tanager is species of bird in the family Thraupidae and the order Passeriformes, measures about 13 centimeters, and as of 2010 has been categorized as vulnerable by the IUCN.
It is endemic to the interior of wet montane forests of the Occidental and Central Cordillera of Colombia. Mainly from 1300 to 2200 meters above sea level; however, some records indicate it can be found as low as 900 meters, especially in the Department of Cauca.
The males have the head and throat bright yellow, center of the throat golden orange, chestnut and black ear coverts, bright green nape and wings, blue rump, breast, and belly, and black patch in the center of the underparts.
Mainly frugivorous, its feeds fruits of trees and shrubs, also insects, among the larva and caterpillars.