Sunday, February 9, 2014

Paradise Tanager Bird

Paradise Tanager Bird

The Paradise Tanager  is a brilliantly multicolored, medium-sized songbird whose length varies between 13.5 and 15 cm. It has a light green head, sky blue underparts and black upper body plumage. Depending on subspecies, the rump is yellow and red or all red. The beak is black and the legs are grey.Found in humid tropical and subtropical forests in the western and northern Amazon Basin in South America, it occurs in Venezuela, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil and the Guianas. Despite its scientific name, it is not found in Chile.The Paradise Tanager is common throughout its range. It is evaluated as Least Concern on the Red List of Threatened Species.

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