divider

Brazilian Tanager

divider

Brazilian Tanager Fast Facts

  • Location: Eastern Brazil and far northeastern Argentina, occurring in the coastal region from the north east coast of South America.
  • Habitat: Shrubby areas, including forest clearings, swamps, gardens and city parks.
  • Lifespan: 12 years
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Length: 18cm
  • Weight: 28 - 35g
divider

Overview

These brightly coloured birds are endemic to eastern Brazil and far northeastern Argentina, living in coastal scrubland, forest edges and swamplands. This species is sexually diamorphic, which means that the male and female look very different. The male has the bright red feathers on the head and body with black wings and a white flash on the side of it face. The female is brown with an orange underbelly.

divider

Diet

They are considered a omnivore, as they will eat pulpy fruits, seeds and insects. They will defend their food source quite agressively from other bird species to ensure they have enough to survive.

divider

Reproduction

They create cup shaped nests hidden amongst foliage and lay two to three green-blue, black spotted eggs. Both parents will feed the chicks when they hatch.

divider

Threats + Conservation

They are not considered an endangered species, however they do face threats from the illegal pet trade.

divider

Fun facts

divider

Brazilian Tanager Gallery

Ramphocelus bresilius

divider

What shall we discover next?

Brazilian Salmon Pink Bird-eating Tarantula

Bolivian Squirrel Monkey

Greater Egyptian Jerboa

Southern Three Banded Armadillo