Turquoise Tanager (Tangara mexicana)

…a medium sized species of Tanager (Thraupidae) which occurs from Trinidad, Colombia and Venezuela south to Bolivia and much of Brazil. Despite what its scientific name suggests T. mexicana does not occur in Mexico. Turquoise tanagers typically inhabit areas with humid forests, with most individuals occurring in the Amazon. However, a population also occurs in the Atlantic Forest of eastern Brazil, this population is sometimes considered a separate species (Tangara brasiliensis). Like other tanagers turquoise tanagers feed almost exclusively on fruit, but they will also take insects as well. 


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Images: DickDaniels and Gustavo Magnago