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Paradise Tanager

Tangara chilensis


The Paradise Tanager is a brilliantly multicolored, medium-sized songbird whose length varies between 13.5 and 15 cm. It has a light green head, sky blue underparts and black upper body plumage.


This bird was seen and photographed during my morning spent from the observation canopy tower within Yasuni. We were able to find 7 species of Tanager, 3 species of Aracari, 2 species of Toucan, 4 species of Macaw, and many others during this brief morning. But without a doubt, one of the best birds to make its way close to the tower to forage, were these Paradise Tanagers.

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rams4d 7 years ago

nice shot

Cody.conway 8 years ago

That day was the first and only time I have seen paradise tanagers. This particular shot was not the first one I saw. We watched many of them in the tops of the canopy from a great distance. But finally had 3 species of canopy tanagers fly next to the tower about 30 ft from the deck. This is where I captured this and other images.

4D4Gprojectnoah 8 years ago

Was this your first time that you seen this bird?

Cody.conway 8 years ago

Thanks Landmark and Ximena! I'll see if I can add a few more shots of this bird for everyone.

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

spectacular! thanks for sharing cody!

Cody.conway 8 years ago

This bird was found in the Yasuni National Park, abut 40 meters in the air. This photograph was taken above the bird from an observation tower that came out just above the majority of the canopy. To see this bird, an observation tower in the amazon is your best bet :-)

4D4Gprojectnoah 8 years ago

That is the best bird I ever seen were did you find that bird.

Cody.conway 8 years ago

thanks guys! I will try and find the rest of the photos I took of this species to share. They were quite wonderful, but only seen on the Amazon basin, high in the canopy with the Cotingas like the Spangled Cotinga

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 8 years ago

wow beautiful spotting!!!!!1

WOW- what an excellent photo. Beautiful bird.

wachmmadm 8 years ago

Helmet ...

RiekoS 8 years ago

It looks like someone put yellow cover over the head. Beautiful!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Wonderful bird great shot !

Phil_S 8 years ago

What an amazing bird! Very nice!

Cody.conway 8 years ago

Thanks Phillip and Kerry!

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 8 years ago

Wonderful colors! Excellent pictures Cody!

KerryHawkins 8 years ago

Beautiful colours and great photo Cody

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Parroquia Nuevo Rocafuerte, Provincia de Orellana, Ecuador

Spotted on May 17, 2013
Submitted on May 28, 2013

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