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Green-headed Tanager

Tangara seledon


The Green-headed Tanager (Tangara seledon) is a bird found in the Atlantic forest in south-eastern Brazil, far eastern Paraguay, and far north-eastern Argentina (Misiones only). As other members of the genus Tangara, it is a small colorful bird, measuring an average of 13.5 centimeters (5.3 in). While essentially a bird of humid forests, it is also common in orchards and parks, where it moves through the canopy, making itself inconspicuous, as its apparently flashy blue-green coloration camouflages it well amongst the foliage. It is also a regular attendant at bird tables, where its active behavior makes it far more conspicuous. Eats fruits and insects, chasing the latter from a perch.

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31 Comments (1–25)

Kranti Dhiman
Kranti Dhiman 5 years ago

beautiful !!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Very cute n colorful :) Love it )

guanalan2013 5 years ago

cute bird

irina 5 years ago


Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 5 years ago

Congratulations Aisse!

Maria dB
Maria dB 5 years ago

Superb - congratulations!

LuisStevens 5 years ago

Congrats Aisse!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

Parabéns, Aisse.

LeanneGardner 5 years ago

Wow! Congratulations Aisse! What a beauty :)

staccyh 5 years ago

Congrats on SOTD! Beautiful bird!

rams4d 5 years ago

Nice spot

Congratulations on the SOTD, Aisse Gaertner.
Fantastic picture of gorgeous bird!!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 5 years ago

Great picture of a beautiful bird. Congrats!

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Very well deserved SOTD! Congratulations! 5 years ago

Oh my! What an awesome bird. Love it. Great picture. thank you.

Congratulations !

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 5 years ago


patty 5 years ago

wonderful bird and spotting Aisse! Congratulations ! =)

KarenL 5 years ago

Wow, what a beauty! Thank you for sharing another wonder with us Aisse, & congratulations on another great Spotting of the Day!

Despite its flashy colors, the green-headed tanager is surprisingly well camouflaged amongst the foliage of the humid tropical forests of South America.

mcaul6515 5 years ago

The colours!!! What camera do you use?

Beauty !

blaise 5 years ago

Wow, that is gorgeous!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 5 years ago


The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Beautiful bird!

Aisse Gaertner
Aisse Gaertner 5 years ago

KSC, o melhor lugar para vê-los eh no Jardim Botânico! Está cheio deles lah!

RJ, Brazil

Lat: -22.50, Long: -44.56

Spotted on Sep 14, 2013
Submitted on Oct 2, 2013

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