French: Calliste septicolore German: Siebenfarbentangare Spanish: Tangara del paraíso
no locality = Bolivia
Subspecies and Distribution
T. c. paradisea
(Swainson, 1837) – SE Venezuela, the Guianas and N Brazil (S to N bank of R Amazon).
T. c. caelicolor
(P. L. Sclater, 1851) – E Colombia (Meta, Guainía and Vaupés), S Venezuela (Amazonas) and NW Brazil (R Uaupés and upper R Negro).
T. c. chilensis
(Vigors, 1832) – S & SE Colombia (W slope of E Andes in upper Magdalena Valley, in Huila; and Caquetá, Putumayo and Amazonas) S to E Ecuador, E Peru and Bolivia (S to Santa Cruz), and E through W Brazil (E to Rondônia, SE Amazonas, E Mato Grosso and SW Pará).
T. c. chlorocorys
J. T. Zimmer, 1929 – N Peru (upper Huallaga Valley).
12–13 cm; 16–17 g (paradisea), 17–27 g (nominate and chlorocorys). Unmistakable tanager with a harlequin pattern of contrasting... read more
Noisier than most congeners. Individuals, especially when in flock, almost constantly give rapid,... read more
Everywhere found in high canopy and treetops, and often in canopy of emergent trees (leafless or... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits and small berries, also arthropods; observed to eat Miconia berries and fruits of Aralia. Of twelve stomachs... read more
In Peru, breeding recorded in Jun–Sept in SE and nest-building observed in Nov in C (Pasco); nest reported in Oct in French Guiana. Nest in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread, and fairly common to common. Found in many protected areas, and widely distributed in unprotected areas. This species does not face any... read more
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