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Green-headed Tanager

Tangara seledon



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31 Comments (1–25)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Stunning series. Well done!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

so cute

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wow Stoning indeed Congratulations wonderful series :)

Liam 9 years ago

Stunning! Congrats on SOTD, well deserved!

CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Gorgeous bird and series.

SanjaySaklani 9 years ago

The Green-headed Tanager is one of the most common and widely distributed species of Tangara in the forests of southeastern Brazil; its distribution also extends into southeastern Paraguay and northeastern Argentina. Green-headed Tanagers forage in the canopy of humid forest and forest edge, and also enter adjacent second-growth, where they may forage closer to the ground. They usually travel in small flocks, either on their own or in association with a larger mixed-species flock. The diet consists both of fruit and arthropods; when foraging for arthropods, they hop along slender to medium-sized branches, and glean prey from branch surfaces and from leaves. The sister species to the Green-headed Tanager is the Seven-colored Tanager (Tangara fastuosa), a similar tanager found in northeastern Brazil. Although the behavior and plumage pattern of the Green-headed and Seven-colored tanagers are similar to those of the Paradise Tanager (Tangara chilensis) of Amazonia, these two species are not closely related to the Paradise Tanager. Instead, the Green-headed and Seven-colored tanagers are part of small radiation of tanagers that are not similar to one another in appearance, but all are endemic to the Atlantic Forest region; the other members of this group are the Red-necked Tanager (Tangara seledon), the Brassy-breasted Tanager (Tangara desmaresti), and the Gilt-edged Tanager (Tangara cyanoventris).

Congratulations on this fantastic spot and SOTD !

noctis.angelus 9 years ago

This are great pics :) An a really beautiful bird <3

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Fantastic shots of a beautiful bird. Congratulations.

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago


alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Beautiful, a lovely series. It has all the colors in the skirt I am wearing!

aldrin 9 years ago

congratulations! : )

Atul 9 years ago

Awesome spot ! congrats!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Fantastic series! Congratulations!!!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Congratulations Aisse. You have a very beautiful bird for your spotting. Nice series.

Ritsuka 9 years ago

Such a beautiful bird. Love the colors.

Congratulations Aisse!

ToshimiDowaki 9 years ago

What a beautiful bird! Congratulations!!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

congratulations,, what a crystal clear series of awesome bird love pic #3,,

Aisse Gaertner
Aisse Gaertner 9 years ago

Thank you peter! It's a great honour! :D

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Congrats Aisse... for right honor for your lovely spotting.... Blast of Nature's shades....

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Parabéns, Aisse, já estava na hora. Suas fotos são simplesmente perfeitas.

peter 9 years ago

Congrats Aisse, your photo was chosen as spotting of the day!

"The Green-headed Tanager is a small colourful bird which frequents mainly the humid Atlantic forest in south-eastern Brazil. The Green-headed Tanager's vibrant turquoise head, yellow neck, and dark blue wings may look flashy, but contrary to what we may think its plumage is a good camouflage among the vegetation. This small bird is very active when foraging, performing some acrobatic movements while hopping along branches, gleaning from leaf surface and bark, and from vegetation."


SumanSaurabh 9 years ago

wow !!

LucBertrand 9 years ago

Gorgeous bird !!!!!! and picture waw !! congratulation Aisse Gaertner

Aisse Gaertner
Spotted by
Aisse Gaertner

Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Spotted on Mar 24, 2012
Submitted on Mar 26, 2012

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