French: Paroare dominicain German: Dominikanertangare Spanish: Cardenilla dominica
NE Brazil from Maranhão, Piauí and Ceará S to N Minas Gerais. Currently expanding, probably due to escapes, to W and S of its range.
18 cm; 30–34 g. A medium-sized sturdy, thickset passerine with flat crown, rounded peak on rear crown, and somewhat pot-bellied look; bill rather thick and relatively... read more
Song sweet, melodious and somewhat repetitive, interspersed with distinctive set of paired notes,... read more
Light caatinga woodland and similarly open dry scrubby areas of dry forest; adapts well,... read more
Food and feeding
Vegetable and insect items. Forages on ground; in pairs and in family groups.
Little information. Nests with chicks recorded at least from mid Aug to early Feb, two of them containing 2 and 3 chicks respectively; also... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Previously considered Near Threatened, but appears to be more numerous than was realized. Fairly common to common. Extended its range during 1970s,... read more
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