- Tangara seledon
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.
South America: found in south-eastern Paraguay to south-eastern Brazil and north-eastern Argentina (Misiones)
This is a monotypic species.
Humid Atlantic rainforest borders and clearings.
They eat fruit (bananas, oranges and papayas) and insects.
Call: a strident TSEEe, cheIT, tsewk; loud, trisyllalbic, descending dawn song.
- 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/
- BF Member observations Arthur Grosset and Peter van Zoest
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2014)
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