French: Calliste à tête verte German: Dreifarbentangare Spanish: Tangara arcoiris
Cayenne; error = Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
SE Brazil (from SE Bahia S to Santa Catarina and NE Rio Grande do Sul) and adjacent parts of SE Paraguay (Alto Paraná, Itapúa) and NE Argentina (Misiones).
13 cm; mean 18·7 g (nine birds from Paraguay), two others 16 g and 20 g. Brightly coloured tanager with complex plumage pattern reminiscent of that of T. chilensis... read more
Call a high, slightly buzzy “zweet” with rising inflection, and sometimes followed by... read more
Found in canopy of humid forest, along forest borders, in small clearings with scattered trees and... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, also arthropods. Takes wide variety of cultivated fruits, including oranges, papayas (Carica papaya) and bananas, as well... read more
Season Nov–Feb in Brazil, and recorded in Nov and Dec in Paraguay and Nov in NE Argentina; apparently, second brood often attempted shortly... read more
Resident. Possible seasonal movements between forest and semi-open areas reported.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Despite occurrence in variety of disturbed and second-growth habitats, this species has, since late 1980s or... read more
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