A small, equally stunning bird that can only be found in the Amazon

A small, equally stunning bird that can only be found in the Amazon.


“Paradise Tanager {Tangara chilensis}” by Drew Avery is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

The paradise tanager (Tangara chilensis) is a brilliantly colored songbird measuring 13.5 to 15 cm in length. The sides of each face are green with violet-blue running across the face before fading to a lighter blue on the belly. Upperparts are black, as are the legs and feet. The rump is red.


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Female birds look practically identical to the male.

In fact, in most cases, it would take DNA testing to tell them apart.


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They are endemic to, and can be found in Bolivia; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Peru; Suriname, and Venezuela.


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Within the countries, they are found in they like to live in wooded areas in lowland locations.


“File:Paradise tanager at California Academy of Sciences.JPG” by Toby Hudson is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

These birds are often found in the canopy hunting for insects, fruit, berries, and nectar.


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During the breeding season, these birds build a nest made from vegetation within which are laid two eggs. These eggs are white with purple-red flecks and are incubated for around 16 days with the chicks being fledged abot 12 to 14 days after they hatch.


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Though these birds are considered common throughout their range their population is decreasing.


“Calliste septicolore, paradise tanager, sete-cores-da-amazônia, tangara del paraíso” by thibaudaronson is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

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