Paradise Tanager

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Common Name: Paradise Tanager
Scientific Name: Tangara chilensis chlorocorys

Size: 5 ½ – 6 inches (13.5 -15 cm)

Habitat: South America; distributed in a broad arc round the north and west of the Amazon Basin. It appear to be absent from much of central Amazonia and south of the Amazon. Often found in the canopy and edges of humid forest where it is often in mixed canopy flocks.

Status: Least Concern. Global population: Unknown.

Diet: Mostly fruit, some insects and spiders. Found foraging in treetops, undergrowth, or shrubbery.

Nesting: Clutch size varies from two to four eggs in number

Cool Facts: All of the most striking Tanagers in the world come from the tropical genus, Tangara. There are about 50 species which are sometimes called callistes. The Paradise Tanager (Tangara chilensis), called siete colores (Spanish) from its seven hues, including green, scarlet, and purple.

Found in Songbird Remix Amazon

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