French: Tangara du Brésil German: Brasiltangare Spanish: Tangara brasileña
“in India Occidentali et Orientali”; error = Pernambuco, eastern Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
R. b. bresilius
(Linnaeus, 1766) – coastal E Brazil from Paraíba S to Bahia (Ilhéus).
R. b. dorsalis
P. L. Sclater, 1855 – SE Brazil from E Minas Gerais, S Bahia and Espírito Santo S to NE Santa Catarina; extreme NW Argentina (N Misiones).
18 cm; 27·9–35·5 g. Typical tanager with heavy bill, lower mandible greatly expanded at base. Male nominate race is mainly rich glistening red, feathers of head, neck and... read more
Song described as a melodious and leisurely “jewle-jewle-jewle...”, repeated. Harsh chattering... read more
Variety of shrubby non-forest habitats, including overgrown clearings, forest borders, parks,... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous. Reported as eating pulpy fruits, including Eugenia. Of five stomachs examined, two contained only vegetable matter,... read more
Breeding reported in Nov in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Nest an open woven cup of grasses, vines and fibres, placed in bush or low tree... read more
Reported as gathering in flocks in austral winter, suggesting that those in extreme S of range may... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon to locally fairly common; almost always in small numbers. Records in NW Argentina (at least one old record and a few recent... read more
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