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Tangara
Paradise Tanager
 
Paradise Tanager
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
 
Phylum: Chordata
 
Class: Aves
 
Order: Passeriformes
 
Family: Thraupidae
 
Genus: Tangara
Brisson, 1760
species
see species list

Tangara is a large genus of birds of the tanager family. Many have restricted ranges.

These tanagers are mainly found high in forest canopies, but some occupy more open habitat.

The female builds a usually well concealed cup nest and lays two brown- or lilac-speckled white eggs. These hatch in 13-14 days and the chicks fledge in a further 15-16 days. The male and female feed the nestlings on insects and fruit, and may be assisted by helpers.

Tangara tanagers pick insects from leaves, or sometimes in flight, but fruit is a major dietary item, accounting for 53-86% of food items in those species which have been studied.

Species in taxonomic order

  • Plain-colored Tanager, Tangara inornata
    Turquoise Tanager, Tangara mexicana
    Azure-rumped Tanager, Tangara cabanisi
    Gray-and-gold Tanager, Tangara palmeri
    Paradise Tanager, Tangara chilensis
    Seven-colored Tanager, Tangara fastuosa
    Green-headed Tanager, Tangara seledon
    Red-necked Tanager, Tangara cyanocephala
    Brassy-breasted Tanager, Tangara desmaresti
    Gilt-edged Tanager, Tangara cyanoventris
    Blue-whiskered Tanager, Tangara johannae
    Green-and-gold Tanager, Tangara schrankii
    Emerald Tanager, Tangara florida
    Golden Tanager, Tangara arthus
    Silver-throated Tanager, Tangara icterocephala
    Golden-eared Tanager, Tangara chrysotis
    Saffron-crowned Tanager, Tangara xanthocephala
    Flame-faced Tanager, Tangara parzudakii
    Yellow-bellied Tanager, Tangara xanthogastra
    Spotted Tanager, Tangara punctata
    Speckled Tanager, Tangara guttata
    Dotted Tanager, Tangara varia
    Rufous-throated Tanager, Tangara rufigula
    Bay-headed Tanager, Tangara gyrola
    Rufous-winged Tanager, Tangara lavinia
    Burnished-buff Tanager, Tangara cayana
    Black-backed Tanager, Tangara peruviana
    Lesser Antillean Tanager, Tangara cucullata
    Chestnut-backed Tanager, Tangara preciosa
    Scrub Tanager, Tangara vitriolina
    Green-capped Tanager, Tangara meyerdeschauenseei
    Rufous-cheeked Tanager, Tangara rufigenis
    Golden-naped Tanager, Tangara ruficervix
    Metallic-green Tanager, Tangara labradorides
    Blue-browed Tanager, Tangara cyanotis
    Blue-necked Tanager, Tangara cyanicollis
    Golden-hooded Tanager, Tangara larvata
    Masked Tanager, Tangara nigrocincta
    Spangle-cheeked Tanager, Tangara dowii
    Green-naped Tanager, Tangara fucosa
    Beryl-spangled Tanager, Tangara nigroviridis
    Blue-and-black Tanager, Tangara vassorii
    Black-capped Tanager, Tangara heinei
    Sira Tanager, Tangara phillipsi
    Silver-backed Tanager, Tangara viridicollis
    Straw-backed Tanager, Tangara argyrofenges
    Black-headed Tanager, Tangara cyanoptera
    Opal-rumped Tanager, Tangara velia
    Opal-crowned Tanager, Tangara callophrys

References

  • ffrench, Birds of Trinidad and Tobago ISBN 0-7136-6759-1
  • Hilty, Birds of Venezuela, ISBN 0-7136-6418-5
  • Morton, Isler & Isler, Tanagers ISBN 0-7136-5116-4
  • Stiles and Skutch, A guide to the birds of Costa Rica ISBN 0-0814-9600-4

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