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Brazilian Tanager

Ramphocelus bresilius

Description:

Beautiful blood-red bird. Quite small, it loved perching on the hibiscus bush.

Habitat:

Brazilian atlantic forest

Notes:

Apparently the locals capture these birds and sell them for a large ammount. Word on the street was that they can go for almost $1000. Thankfully the owners of this property are quick to chase poachers off the land.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Scarlet Tanager
Piranga olivacea Scarlet Tanager
Brazilian Tanager (male)
Ramphocelus bresilius Brazilian Tanager


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3 Comments

NickCook
NickCook 8 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions. Brazilian Tanager it is :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Seems like Scarlet Tanager...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Great spotting.

NickCook
Spotted by
NickCook

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Spotted on Jan 1, 2010
Submitted on Oct 1, 2012

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