- Tangara chilensis
12–13 cm (4¾ - 5 in)
- Light green hood
- Upperparts black
- Reddish-orange lower back and rump (often hidden behind the wings)
- Black belly
- Violet throat
- Turquoise underparts
- Black eye ring
- Black beak and legs
Four subspecies are recognized:
- T. c. coelicolor:
- T. c. chilensis:
- South East Colombia to northern Bolivia and western Amazonian Brazil
- T. c. paradisea:
- East Venezuela to the Guianas and northern Brazil
- T. c. chlorocorys:
- North-central Peru (upper Huallaga Valley)
Found high in the canopy in forests, forest edges and near clearings. Observed at heights around 610 m in Peru and less than 1500 m in Ecuador.
They are usually found in groups of four to ten. Their diet consists of fruit and small berries, also some arthropods.
Nests are built 5 - 20 m up in trees. The clutch consists of 2-4 greenish white eggs with brown and black spots.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2017)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Paradise Tanager. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 27 January 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Paradise_Tanager
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