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Green-headed Tanager

Tangara seledon

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Saíra-sete-cores



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38 Comments (1–25)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Stunning series. Well done!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 6 years ago

so cute

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Wow Stoning indeed Congratulations wonderful series :)

Liam
Liam 6 years ago

Stunning! Congrats on SOTD, well deserved!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 6 years ago

Gorgeous bird and series.

SanjaySaklani
SanjaySaklani 6 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
noctis.angelus 6 years ago

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

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Fantastic shots of a beautiful bird. Congratulations.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

Congratulations!!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 6 years ago

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

aldrin
aldrin 6 years ago

congratulations! : )

Atul
Atul 6 years ago

Awesome spot ! congrats!

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Fantastic series! Congratulations!!!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 6 years ago

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

Ritsuka
Ritsuka 6 years ago

Such a beautiful bird. Love the colors.

Congratulations Aisse!

ToshimiDowaki
ToshimiDowaki 6 years ago

What a beautiful bird! Congratulations!!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

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

Aisse Gaertner
Aisse Gaertner 6 years ago

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

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

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

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

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

peter
peter 6 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."

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SumanSaurabh
SumanSaurabh 6 years ago

wow !!

LucBertrand
LucBertrand 6 years ago

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

Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Lat: -22.96, Long: -43.23

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

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