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Tangara schrankii

South America and Amazon Basin

Green and gold tanagers are mostly green birds with yellow bellies. Males wear incredibly bright, rich colors while youths and females have a slightly duller coloration. These birds prefer to live up in the canopy of trees; nesting and even foraging among higher branches. The birds travel in small family groups. The female green-and-gold tanager builds the nest with dried leaves and lichens.

Habitat: Lowland forests and swamps
Diet: Fruits, seeds, and insects
Status: Least Concern (IUCN)
Approximate Dimensions of Adult: Length: 12 cm
Weight: 19 grams
Lifespan: Up to 15 years.
Reproduction & Offspring: Lay 2 eggs at a time. 13-14 day incubation period.


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