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Green-headed Tanager

Tangara seledon


One of the most multicoloured of Tanagers. 13cm long, turquoise head, black throat patch, blue breast, yellow green vent and golden collar, along with multiple shades of blue, purple and greens, this has to be one of the most colourful little birds I have ever seen. It also has a bright orange rump that cant be seen in this image.


Found in a small urban garden just on the Argentine side of Iguassu. Usually associated with forest, these birds will frequent quiet gardens.


Found primarily in SE Brazil and NE Argentina and into SE Paraguay. It is still a reasonably common endemic to the Atlantic Forest habitat. Ref: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Neotropical Birds - Green-headed Tanager.

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triggsturner 8 years ago

Thank you Jim, Stephanie and Daniele. I appreciate your comments.

DanielePralong 8 years ago

Fabulous shot Rob!

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 8 years ago

What an amazing photo of such a beautiful bird!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 8 years ago

Another great spotting, Triggs...nice photo!

triggsturner 8 years ago

Thank you Polilla, Sergio, outsidegirl and Jason for your kind comments.

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Cute bird and really great shot! Thanks for sharing!

outsidegirl0 8 years ago

stunning pic.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago


triggsturner 8 years ago

Thank you Amol.

AmolPandit 8 years ago

Lovely bird

triggsturner 8 years ago

Thank you so much for your kind comment Liana. I just sat really still and let the bird come to me. The colours are absolutely incredible close up. One of life's treasured moments :)

armadeus.4 8 years ago

That is a really beautiful bird and you captured it brilliantly Rob! It's like it's leaning in to share something with you. Such rich colours. This is certainly one of my favourite bird spottings. I hope one day to see this bird in the wild! Thank you for sharing :)

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Paraná, Brazil

Spotted on Nov 7, 2015
Submitted on May 8, 2016

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