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Green-headed Tanager

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Photo by LuizPhoto taken: Simon Hotel, Itatiaia National Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Photo by Luiz
Photo taken: Simon Hotel, Itatiaia National Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tangara seledon

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[edit] Identification

13 cm (5 in)
Its turquoise head and neck change into a yellow half-collar then black. The wing coverts are dark blue while the wings are black broadly edged green.
It has a black bib, a turquoise belly and a bright orange rump normally only visible when it flies.
Female and Immature paler, more greenish.

FemalePhoto by nick scarle South-eastern Brazil, November 2009
Female
Photo by nick scarle
South-eastern Brazil, November 2009

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in south-eastern Paraguay to south-eastern Brazil and north-eastern Argentina (Misiones)

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Humid Atlantic rainforest borders and clearings.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

ImmaturePhoto by jocatemeItatiaia National Park, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, January 2008
Immature
Photo by jocateme
Itatiaia National Park, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, January 2008

They eat fruit (bananas, oranges and papayas) and insects.

[edit] Vocalisation

Call: a strident TSEEe, cheIT, tsewk; loud, trisyllalbic, descending dawn song.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. BF Member observations Arthur Grosset and Peter van Zoest
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2014)

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