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Small 13cm (5-5ΒΌ in) tanager typical of birds in the Tangara genus.
Female: is less brightly coloured, with dusky crown and green upperparts
As with all iridescent plumage, perceived colour can change with lighting conditions.
Has been considered conspecific with Sira Tanager in the past.
Uncommon in borders of subtropical and tropical moist montane forests and heavily degraded former forest. Prefers clearings. Observed at heights around 2100m.
Forages either in forest or especially on borders and in clearings, commonly in pairs independent of mixed flocks.
Their main diet consists of fruit, particularly melastome berries, with the addition of some arthropods.
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